The Future Maritime Prepositioning Force

By Major John M. Curatola, U.S. Marine Corps, and Lieutenant Commander Robert Bovey Jr., U.S. Navy (Retired)
November 2001
Marine Corps' expeditionary maneuver warfare concept includes use of sea bases to facilitate various operational functions as well as logistic support. The sea base will be composed of both the ...

All Bleeding Stops Eventually

By Captain Arthur M. Smith, Medical Corps, U.S. Naval Reserve (Retired)
November 2001
Confidence in leadership directly affects operational success in war, and one facet of command responsibility that has a forceful impact on this confidence is the establishment of an effective medical ...

When Medical Support Falls Short

By Captain Arthur M. Smith, Medical Corps, U.S. Naval Reserve (Retired)
November 2001
History provides less than sanguine evidence of the periodic neglect of medical support factors by combat arms leadership.GallipoliAs described by Colonel John L. Beeston of the Royal Australian Army Medical ...

How Ready Are We?

By Commander James R. Knapp, USN
November 2001
The mismatch between readiness reporting methods and the fiscal realities of training causes readiness to be reported at lower levels than expected. Commanders-in-chief need a picture that synthesizes operational tasks ...

The Air Force Is Disarming Itself

By Colonel Everest E. Riccioni, U.S. Air Force (Retired)
November 2001
As the price of platforms and weapons skyrockets, the number that can be acquired falls—and air superiority could be the real casualty. In 1969, Pierre M. Sprey, a member of ...

A Debt of Blood

By James Zumwalt
November 2001
In April 2000, North Korea's foreign minister, Paek Nam-sun, visited Vietnam. While traveling the country, he stopped to pay his respects at a cemetery in Bac Giang province that contains ...

A Visit to Voi

By Chuck Searcy
November 2001
My staff members Trung and Son agreed to come along for the excursion to Bac Giang and help me locate the North Korean veterans' cemetery. I had asked my friend ...

Sensors Are the Missing Ingredient

By Lieutenant Commander Barry Miller, U.S. Navy
November 2001
Today's combat environment dictates JL that battlefield management be oriented to precision force application, especially in surveillance, reconnaissance, and precision weapon delivery. Commanders and mission planners must consider the impact ...

Dog Company Defends at Dawn

By Captain Keith Kopets, U.S. Marine Corps
November 2001
First Lieutenant H. J. "Hog Jaw" Smith, commander of Dog Company, 5th Marines, gazed down from a ridgeline overlooking the Inchon-Seoul Highway and surveyed the terrain. After assaulting Inchon Harbor ...

Globalization Gets a Bodyguard

By Thomas P. M. Barnett and Henry H. Gaffney Jr.
November 2001
Definitions of U.S. national security never will be the same after 11 September 2001. Americans now have a costly bodyguard in the form of a Homeland Security Council which could ...

UAV 101

By Commander William H. Johnson, U.S. Navy
November 2001
Recent events have thrust unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) into the national security debate. At least some of the resistance to them lies in a lack of understanding as to how ...

Book Reviews

November 2001
Chesty: The Life and Times of Lieutenant General Lewis B. Puller, USMC Jon Hoffman. New York: Random House, 2001. 696 pp. Illus. Notes. Bib. Index. $35.00 ($31.50).Reviewed by Captain ...

Combat Fleets

By A. D. Baker III
November 2001
The Royal Netherlands Navy's brand-new guided-missile frigate De Zeven Provincien will commission on 18 April 2002. Seen here on 3 September while on initial sea trials, the 6,048-ton ship is ...

Reform Is Overdue

By Lieutenant Commander Jeff Macris, U.S. Navy
November 2001
If anything good comes from September's World Trade Center and Pentagon tragedies, let it be that the U.S. Navy—12 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall—finally will reorient its ...

We Must Win This New War

By Captain John Byron, USN (Ret.)
November 2001
We are at war. Is our military prepared? Yes, if you are asking about readiness levels and willingness to fight. But the answer is less positive when we look at ...

Comment and Discussion

November 2001
"Publisher's Page"(See T. Marfiak, p. 2, October 2001 Proceedings)Stephane C. Audrand—As a foreign member of the U.S. Naval Institute, I would like to send a message from ...
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National Security Depends on Deepwater

By Lieutenant Commander Gregory J. Sanial, USCG
November 2001
The Coast Guard's Deepwater recapitalization program is vital to the national security interests of our nation, now more than ever. Will anyone notice?

Needed: Civilian and Military Leaders

By Frank G. Hoffman
November 2001
Former Secretary of the Navy Richard Danzig's August 2001 Proceedings review of Tom Ricks's A Soldier's Duty (New York: Random House, 2001) adroitly captured the major plot elements and accurately ...

Publisher's Page

By Tom Marfiak
November 2001
We have embarked on a long and arduous voyage, one that will test our mettle as a nation and as a people. Each one of us, in uniform or out, ...

Channeling Our Outrage

By Perry M. Smith
November 2001
As a small boy, I was on the way to Sunday school in Honolulu and witnessed, from the back of an Army truck, the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. I ...

The Faith behind the Terror

By Lieutenant Commander David G. Kibble, RNR (Ret.)
November 2001
You should pray, you should fast. You should ask God for guidance .... Continue to recite the Qur'an. Purify your heart and clean it from all earthly matters.... You will ...

The Fleet Is Ready

By Admiral Robert Natter, USN
November 2001
Our response to the terrorist attacks on the United States will be directed against an enemy more elusive, devious, and inhumane than that confronted by any other generation of American ...

Ready for the Campaign Ahead

By Admiral Thomas Fargo, USN
November 2001
We have talked often in recent months about what it takes to defend our interests in the 21st century and to deal with unresolved wars, the proliferation of new and ...

Coast Guard Answers 9/11 Call

By Captain Joe Conroy, USCG (Ret.)
November 2001
Even as most Americans were just learning of the terrorist attacks on the Pentagon and World Trade Center, the men and women of the U.S. Coast Guard already were springing ...

Homeland Security: Impossible?

By Captain Frank G. Hoffman, USMCR
November 2001
Governor Tom Ridge's responsibilities as director of the Office of Homeland Security raises interesting questions about the federal government's preparedness for the 21st century. The terrorist attacks in New York ...

Actions We Must Take

By Senior Chief Robert S. Lanham, USN
November 2001
As I see it, there are four key issues that must be addressed tin the war against terrorism:Federal Air Marshals. Our country's business cannot to be conducted effectively ...

The Dark Side of Globalization

By Eloise Malone and Arthur Rachwald
November 2001
Like an earthquake, the 11 September attacks will be followed by aftershocks reverberating around the world with unexpected consequences. Abrupt and dramatic changes will result. Among the most compelling will ...

Forces Fighting for Enduring Freedom

By John D. Gresham
November 2001
More than most U.S. military actions since the end of the Cold War, Operation Enduring Freedom has been cloaked in a justifiable shroud of operational secrecy. So great has been ...

An Indian View of War on Terrorism

By Commodore R. P. Khanna, Indian Navy (Ret.), and Lalit Sethi
November 2001
Indians share the grief and shock of the Americans over the gruesome attack on the World Trade Center and Pentagon on 11 September 2001 that took more than 5,000 lives. ...