Making Room for Risk: Managing Disruptive Technologies

By Rear Admiral James Stavridis, USN
September 2001
Technological innovation is at fever pitch, in information, in electronics, and eventually in the biological sphere. To take advantage, the military must establish mechanisms, as business has, to embrace creative ...

Beyond the Sea and Jointness

By Captain Sam J. Tangredi, U.S. Navy
September 2001
Second Honorable Mention Colin L. Powell Jointwarfighting Essay ContestIn today's world, there are no navies. This might seem an overdramatic statement. There is, in fact, a navy. The U.S. Navy ...

Combat Fleets

By A. D. Baker III
September 2001
The Australian commercial passenger and vehicle ferry WestPac Express began a two-month charter (extendable to six months) this July, moving III Marine Expeditionary Force troops and equipment between Okinawa and ...

U.S. Navy: Projecting Our SEALs

By Norman Polmar
September 2001
The U.S submarine community's effort to foster a major increase in attack submarine (SSN) numbers is based primarily on the intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) role. A traditional component of ...

Book Reviews

September 2001
The Proving Ground G. Bruce Knecht. Boston: Little, Brown, 2001. 320 pp. Photos. Index. $24.95 ($22.45).Reviewed by Captain John Bonds, U.S. Navy (Retired) On the day after Christmas 1998, ...

Monitor's Driving Force Emerges

By Justin Lyons
September 2001
Designer John Ericsson conceived her "vibrating side-lever" engine, rated at 400 horsepower, in the 1840s. Now recovered from the wreck of the fabled ship, the encrusted artifact faces a long ...

Loyal Opposition Isn't Disloyal

By Bruce Fleming
September 2001
In a thought-provoking commentary for the August 1996 Proceedings (pp. 8-10), retired Navy Lieutenant Commander Tom Cutler wrote about cover-ups in the Navy. He told a story that he was ...

The Navy Has Its Own Corporate University

By Rear Admiral David R. Ellison, U.S. Navy
September 2001
With the explosion of technology, many businesses have found it necessary to develop their own "corporate universities." For nearly 100 years, the Navy has had its own—the Naval Postgraduate School ...

Shipboard Training Officers Make a Difference

By Lieutenant Amy Morrison, U.S. Navy
September 2001
Today's 24-hour press establishment rarely comments on the role of proper training in a successful deployment but it quickly highlights training flaws when collisions, groundings, and other naval tragedies occur. ...

MCM Upgrades Help Solve Riddle of Access Denial

By Major Chris Yunker, U.S. Marine Corps (Retired)
September 2001
A January Proceedings article described the challenges facing naval expeditionary forces in the mined littoral. Its summary of challenges to creating effective amphibious mine countermeasures (MCM) systems is on the ...

'Let's Get the Yale Gang'

By Rear Admiral Joseph F. Callo, U.S. Naval Reserve (Retired)
September 2001
For God, for Country, and for Yale—those words are carved in stone at the base of Branford Tower, modern Yale University's signature building. In 1916, the spirit that those words ...

Combat by Trial: Don't Leave Laws of War to the Lawyers

By Major Kristan J. Wheaton, U.S. Army
September 2001
First Honorable Mention, Colin L. Powell Joint Warfighting Essay ContestThe International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia in The Hague—which brought former Serbian President Slobodan Milosovic before it in ...

UAVs Hold Promise for No-Fly Zone Enforcement

By Commander Kevin P. Miller, USN
September 2001
Transferring no-fly zone patrols from manned fighters to unmanned aerial vehicles would increase coverage time and intelligence collection, as well as reduce political and monetary costs and military risk.

We Need Functional Doctrine

By Captain Christopher S. Richie, U.S. Marine Corps
September 2001
Prize Winner, Colin L. Powell Joint Warfighting Essay ContestThe lack of joint-service interoperability can be traced to a lack of joint doctrine to guide commanders. The services need a ...

The Next Disaster: Ready to Respond?

By Captain W. Russell Webster, U.S. Coast Guard
September 2001
If a large commercial airplane plummeted into the sea today, would your agency be prepared to respond effectively, efficiently, and compassionately? It can be if you follow the prior planning ...

Network-Centric Warfare Isn't New

By Commander Paul Nagy, U.S. Naval Reserve
September 2001
Network-centric warfare has been the Navy's evolutionary effort to incorporate multiple information systems into the fleet to improve situational awareness and facilitate the exchange of tactical information. Fundamental elements of ...

Blue-Water Power

By Stephen C. Audrand
September 2001
Why does the Navy need a new class of littoral combatants when its blue-water vessels—such as the USS Arleigh Burke (DDG-51)—can handle the same jobs more efficiently with less risk? ...

Changing Signals on the Kursk Lift

By Norman Polmar
September 2001
Behind schedule and short of fund-raising goals for the salvage of the nuclear-propelled submarine Kursk, the Russian government has changed plans for the historic lift effort. The previous plan, ...

Comment and Discussion

September 2001
"The Foglights of War"(See D. Grissom, pp. 76-77, August 2001 Proceedings)Captain Keith F Kopets, U.S. Marine Corps—Captain Grissom demonstrates how a professional reading program was one of ...

Publisher's Page

By Tom Marfiak
September 2001
John Adams, newly catapulted to celebrity by David McCullough's biography, has long been revered at the Naval Institute. His exhortation daring us to read, think, speak, and write not only ...

CNN: Three Years after Tailwind

By Perry M. Smith
September 2001
On Sunday evening, 7 June 1998, the Cable News Network (CNN) broadcast "The Valley of Death," a program that charged the U.S. Air Force with dropping lethal nerve gas to ...

Military Contact Is Lynchpin in Sino-U.S. Relations

By Captain George Galdorisi, USN (Ret.) and Lieutenant Commander George Capen, USN
September 2001
This past April, the collision of the Chinese F-8 and U.S. Navy EP-3E surveillance aircraft—and the tense standoff between the two nations—dominated world headlines for more than two weeks. Politicians, ...