Proceedings Magazine - October 2002 Vol. 128/10/1,196

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The 21st century sets the stage for tremendous increases in naval precision, reach, and connectivity, ushering in a new era of joint operational effectiveness. Innovative concepts and technologies...



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  • Sea Power 21: Projecting Decisive Joint Capabilities
    By Admiral Vern Clark, USN

    The 21st century sets the stage for tremendous increases in naval precision, reach, and connectivity, ushering in a new era of joint operational effectiveness. Innovative concepts and technologies will integrate sea, land, air, space, and...

  • Joint Operational Art Is Alive
    By Lieutenant Commander David McFarland, USN, Major Monty Ray Perry, USAF, and Lieutenant Colonel Steven R. Miles, USA

    Information technology—like the atomic bomb before it—is a revolution in military affairs that should contribute to joint operational art; it cannot and should not replace it. It appears the services appreciate...

  • Rediscover the Art of Command and Control
    By Vice Admiral Robert F. Willard, USN

    The root tenets of command and control are timeless—but they have been lost in the chase for new technologies. Commanders must exert exacting control over their forces to advance their plans if they are to defeat that...

  • We Have the Craft for Littoral Warfare
    By Rear Admiral George R. Worthington, USN (Ret.)

    Last March, the Navy awarded $2.9 billion to Northrop Grumman to design a class of new ships that includes a littoral combat ship (LCS). The blessing was mixed, however—spending even a dime on an LCS design is redundant because the Navy...

  • Nobody Asked Me, But...Recruiting Starts in the High School
    By Dr. Stephen D. Regan

    Recruiting young men and women into the military is a marketing process that does not necessarily start at home or in the recruiting office; it starts at high school. Virtually every public and private school has some semblance of a career...

  • Lest We Forget: USS Threadfin (SS-410)
    By Eric Wertheim

    Built by the Portsmouth Navy Yard, the USS Threadfin (SS-410) was commissioned on 30 August 1944. On 25 December, the Threadfin left Hawaii for her first war patrol, arriving in her patrol area off Kyushu soon afterward. On 30...

  • Points of Interest: 'Need' Becomes Final Argument against Concurrent Receipt
    By Tom Philpott

    In early September, Congress moved nearer to ending the century-old ban on "concurrent receipt" of both military retired pay and Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) disability compensation, for the most severely disabled among career...

  • U.S. Navy: Reorganizing Defense
    By Norman Polmar

    Some observers have cited the massive changes in the Department of Defense (DoD), most being made this fall, as the largest reorganization of the U.S. defense structure since establishment of the department in 1947. Perhaps most significant is a...

  • Comment and Discussion

    "One Year Later: Frozen in Time"

    (See W. Toti, pp. 36-41. September 2002 Proceedings)

    "'I'm Alive!'"

    (See K. Shaeffer, pp. 38-39, September 2002 Proceedings)


  • Broaden Armed Forces' Roles at Home and Abroad
    By James F. Kelly Jr.

    The war on terrorism is a new kind of war that requires approaches different from those of the past. The United States is fighting an insidious enemy who does not play by the old rules; an enemy without uniforms or insignia, who mingles with...

  • World Naval Developments: War Game Raises Questions
    By Norman Friedman

    In August, the Defense Department completed a major war game, Millennium Challenge 2002. Although details of the game were not revealed officially, some interesting ones leaked. The object of the game was to test new concepts of network-centric...

  • A Top Gun for Air-Ground Ops
    By Captain Dan Moore, U.S. Navy, and Jim Perkaus

    Guerrilla networks such as the Vietcong and al Qaeda long have used combat units and dispersed cells to threaten the national security of the United States. Yet, for decades, the United States has lacked a systematic means to evolve the air-...

  • Give Surface Officers a New Option
    By Lieutenant Mike Dillender, U.S. Navy, Marshal Pattie, Allison Rohrer, and Angela Shaw

    The career goal of all surface warfare officers (SWOs) is supposed to be command at sea-but there is a problem with this equation. There are more than 8,100 officers in the surface warfare community and only 242 surface ships for SWOs to command...

  • Virginia: On time, On Budget
    By William Kowenhoven and Fredrick J. Harris

    The Virginia (SSN-774)-class submarine construction program is proceeding on a schedule consistent with the master schedule established in 1993, and is essentially on budget, considering inflation and material cost adjustments. The lead...

  • Searching for Relevance
    By Neil D. Ruenzel

    At first blush, the Coast Guard would seem a natural key player—if not the lead federal agency for maritime security. This new focus provides an opportunity that has not been available since 1967, when the Department of Transportation was...

  • Take the Tough Cases to Sea
    By Lieutenant Commander David E. Jones and Commander John J. Lee, Medical Corps, U.S. Navy

    No one argues that the Navy should not do everything possible to keep its topper-forming sailors. But what do we do about our less-effective sailors, especially those with long-standing emotional and behavioral problems that interfere with their...

  • Streetfighter Cannot Do the Job
    By Lieutenant Commander Richard Brawley, U.S. Navy

    "Joint Vision 2020" is the Navy's template to guide the continuing transformation mandated by the National Security Strategy. It lists key goals for a Navy that will be dominant across the full continuum of military operations:...

  • Capabilities, Capabilities, Capabilities
    By Commander James G. Liddy, U.S. Navy

    Since the end of the Cold War, Europe has concentrated on regional peace, while the United States has focused on high-tech, long-range capabilities to meet evolving global security threats. As a result, the immense difference between U.S....

  • UCAVs Can Improve Surface Ships
    By Patrick Yates

    The Department of Defense is at the leading edge of a transition to unmanned vehicles, with nearly all of its attention on unmanned aircraft. There is little real interest in the unarmed unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) except as a learning tool,...

  • Don't Give up on Navy Area Defense
    By L. P. James

    In December 2001, the Department of Defense effectively canceled the Navy Area theater ballistic missile defense (TBMD) program. This once promised to defend military forces and other critical assets against the threat posed by short- and medium-...

  • Welding the Joint Seams
    By Lieutenant Colonel Richard A. Lacquement Jr., U.S. Army

    First Honorable Mention, Armed Forces Joint Warfighting Essay Contest

    Since 1986, the armed services of the United States have improved their ability to work closely together to achieve military success. There remain, however,...

  • Storm Warnings
    By Major Robert Fabian, U.S. Air Force

    Second Honorable Mention, Armed Forces Joint Warfighting Essay Contest

    Although most articles about the Gulf War treat it as such, air power is not limited to manned aircraft. It also includes theater offensive missiles, which can...

  • A Strong, Dark, and Terrible Place
    By Kirk Ross

    From atop the bluffs overlooking the mouth of Balaklava's harbor, I watched the crewmen of a small green fishing boat guide their slow craft into the channel. They take their time, but soon they are past the marker buoys and making a course...

  • Midget Sub Found at Pearl
    By Burl Burlingame

    It is probably impossible to overestimate the cultural and historic significance of the sunken Japanese "midget" submarine found off Pearl Harbor in late August, the product of the dogged scientific spirit of the University of Hawaii...

  • Advanced Gun System Is 'On the Way'
    By Commander Russell Davis, U.S. Navy (Retired), and Lieutenant Colonel Darien Kearns, U.S. Marine Corps (Retired)

    The dramatic successes achieved in U.S. actions against al Qaeda and Taliban forces in Afghanistan again highlighted the nation's need for forward-deployed forces capable of attacking and systematically destroying enemy centers of gravity,...

  • Marines Need the Advanced Gun System
    By Lieutenant General Edward Hanlon Jr., U.S. Marine Corps

    The Navy and Marine Corps are sculpting the form of future expeditionary operations through development of powerful new means for littoral power projection. These changes involve shifts across the breadth and depth of their doctrine, force...

  • See the World? Travel with Congressmen
    By Lieutenant Amy Morrison, U.S. Navy

    If you joined the Navy to see the world, assignment as a liaison officer to the U.S. House of Representatives will take you there. Since coming to the Navy's Office of Legislative Affairs a year ago, my official passport has needed extra...

  • U.K.'s Upholder-Class Subs Go to Canada
    By Commander Jonathan Powis, Royal Navy

    The Royal Navy's all-nuclear-powered submarine force arrived just a few years after it accepted for service four modern diesel-electric submarines of the Upholder (S-40) class (designated SSK for hunter-killer). The decision to...

  • Navy Has New People Programs
    By Lieutenant Junior Grade Bill Danzi, U.S. Navy

    According to recent studies, many private firms are struggling to find and keep valued employees. The decrease in the number of 25- to 34-year-olds and downsizing trends of recent years have led employers to search desperately for answers to...

  • Keep All Super Hornets at Oceana
    By Commander Douglas J. Denneny, U.S. Navy

    In July 2002, the Navy Department released its draft environmental impact statement (EIS) on basing the Commander Naval Air Force Atlantic Fleet's new F/A-18E/F Super Hornets. It listed eight options for basing these aircraft and selected two...

  • Book Reviews

    K-19: The Widowmaker

    Captain Peter Huchthausen, USN (Ret.). Washington, DC: National Geographic, 2002. 244 pp. Photos. Appendix. Bib. Index. $16.00 ($14.40).

    Reviewed by Vice Admiral E.A. Burkhalter, Jr.,U.S....

  • Combat Fleets
    By A. D. Baker III

    The German-built, former Royal Norwegian Navy Type 207 submarine Stord was recommissioned at Oksywie, Poland, as the Sokol on 4 June 2002. Under an agreement signed on 13 May, the four remaining active Type 207s were to be transferred to Poland,...

  • Oceans: One Little House Remains on the Bottom of the Sea
    By Don Walsh

    For more than four millennia man has worked under the sea employing a variety of diving techniques and devices. Always the wish was for more depth and bottom time for greater productivity at the work site.

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    Commodore Club Inducts New Members

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