Submariner Receives Navy Cross

Interview with Captain Charlie Rush, USN (Ret.)
June 2002
In an exclusive interview, Captain Rush details for the first time the astonishing circumstances surrounding the action in the Makassar Strait on 11 November 1943, in which he was forced ...

Technical Experts Are in the Reserves

By Captain Nick Tredennick, USNR (Ret.)
June 2002
Technical reservists offer current commercial expertise and knowledge of commercial trends that may be otherwise inaccessible inside the Navy. For example, it is difficult for the Navy to retain active-duty ...

The Marines Have Quit Their Posts

By Rear Admiral William J. Holland Jr., USN
June 2002
Once again, this time in Afghanistan, "the Marines have landed and the situation is well in hand." Farther inland than they went to reach Mexico City in 1847, Marines again ...
Aerial view of the USS Albany (CA-123) at sea

USS Albany (CA-123/CG-10)

By Eric Wertheim
June 2002
The heavy cruiser USS Albany (CA-123) was the fourth U.S. warship to bear the Albany name. She was built by the Bethlehem Steel Company and launched on 30 June 1945, ...

Combat Fleets

By A. D. Baker III
June 2002
The Mexican Navy Knox (FF-1052)-class frigate Mariano Abasolo (ex-USS Marvin Shields, FF-106 is seen this March during UNITAS exercises in the Caribbean displaying her new pennant number, assigned during ...

Oceans: Two Weeks before the Mast

By Don Walsh
June 2002
While one still can see "tall ships" at maritime museums and under way in occasional parades in seaports, most people believe the era of sailing merchant vessels ended in the ...

U.S. Navy: Challenging Submarine Numbers

By Norman Polmar
June 2002
After years of under funding, the [fiscal year] 2003 budget request ... represents a dramatic improvement for the Department of the Navy," Secretary of the Navy Gordon R. England told ...

Book Reviews

June 2002
The Cat from Hue: A Vietnam War Story John Laurence. New York: Public Affairs, 2002. 850 pp. Maps. $30.00 ($27.00).Reviewed by Jeffrey RecordJohn Laurence has written a towering ...

Arm Seahawks to Meet Low-Level Threats

By Commander David Tyler, U.S. Naval Reserve
June 2002
A combat search-and-rescue (CSAR) fission is a highly complex evolution that requires detailed coordination. Fixed-wing assets in the CSAR team are capable of eliminating radar-guided missiles and enemy vehicles that ...

Get the Right Technology to War Fighters

By Brigadier General James M. Feigley, U.S. Marine Corps, Captain Robert B. Cook, U.S. Navy (Retired), and Lieutenant Colonel Gregory J. Johnson, U.S. Marine Corps (Retired)
June 2002
Superior technology increases the chances of victory on the battlefield, but winning or losing still depends on the ultimate smart weapon: people, such as infantrymen, who can take and hold ...

Handling the Arleigh Burkes - Part Three

By Lieutenant Angus N. P. Essenhigh, Royal Navy, and Commander Michael T. Franken, U.S. Navy
June 2002
This note expands on the authoritative guidance in "Handling the Arleigh Burkes,” parts one and two, in the Proceedings of October 1994 (pp. 66-68) and July 2000 (pp. 85-86). The ...

Closing the Science-Sailor Gap

By James E. Colvard
June 2002
More than 30 years ago, Proceedings published an article titled "The Bureaus Go On Forever." It traced the slow, steady rise and the stunningly swift demise of the Navy's material ...

'Open the Gates'

By Lieutenant Colonel Brendan Greeley, USMC (Ret.)
June 2002
In this summary of the Naval Institute spring 2002 seminar on the service academies, one participant believes that granting the media unfettered access is the best path if the academies ...

'There Are No Borders at Sea'

By Admiral Toru lshikawa, Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force
June 2002
Japan committed naval forces outside its home waters for the first time since 1945 to support U.S.-led coalition operations in response to the 11 September terrorist attacks. Because there are ...

Meeting the Need for Speed

By Admiral Robert J. Natter, USN
June 2002
High speed. Low cost. Multimission. Minimally manned. The high-speed wave-piercing catamaran Joint Venture could offer the agile, flexible response the Navy needs for the future. Standing on the bridge of ...

What Went Wrong at Midway

By Lieutenant Commander Brian Falke, U.S. Navy
June 2002
Historians agree the Battle of Midway marked the turning point in the fight against a determined, war-hardened Japanese fleet. Despite the U.S. success, some mission failures resulted in loss of ...

Midway Service and Sacrifice

By Admiral Vern Clark, USN
June 2002
The Chief of Naval Operations pays tribute to the veterans of the greatest sea battle of World War II and draws parallels between the sacrifices of those men and the ...

Marching toward Athens?

By Lieutenant Colonel Brendan Greeley, USMC (Ret.)
June 2002
Dick Behrenhausen, a retired U.S. Army brigadier general, was lobbing mortar rounds on the banks of the Severn River in Annapolis.But he was not aiming at the Naval Academy, Army's ...

Taking Command

By Commanding Officers of Destroyer Squadron 23
June 2002
The shoulder boards, brass buttons, medals, and ribbons came out of the wooden case one after the other. The commander placed each item in its correct location almost without thought, ...

Subs Must Connect with the Fleet

By Captain James H. Patton Jr., USN (Ret.)
June 2002
The submarine force needs to develop common communications capabilities with surface forces if it wants to be plugged in to today's naval operations. This new communications link should not, however, ...

Broaden the SSBN's Punch

By Commander Ken Perry, USN
June 2002
For decades its nuclear capability has anchored U.S. defense policy and held nuclear-armed potential enemies at risk. Adding conventional weapons to the SSBN's payload would increase its deterrent effect against ...

Honoring Heroes, Remembering Victims

By Commander Randy Bowdish, U.S. Navy
June 2002
In the aftermath of the tragic events of 9-11, with the nation still grieving over thousands of lives senselessly lost, a lone warrior silently passed away. Colonel William Barber died ...

World Naval Developments

By Norman Friedman
June 2002
Electronic Surveillance Becomes More AgileModern electronic technology increasingly is erasing boundaries between different types of radio and radar systems, including countermeasures. As this process continues, we may be able ...

Fleet Commander Retires, 2030

By J. F. Miskel, R. J. Norton, R. Ratcliff and D. A. Williams
June 2002
No doubt you expect me to use the occasion of my retirement as Commander of the Northern Fleet to convey my reflections after 30 years in the Navy and 10 ...

Cancel the Navy JSF

By Lieutenant Commander Victor L. Vescovo, U.S. Naval Reserve
June 2002
The Navy Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) is a remarkable platform—and the Navy takes deserved pride in its carrier-based stealth strike capability. However, the Navy could use a combination of lower-cost ...

Comment and Discussion

June 2002
"We Can Fix Acquisition"(See D. Blair, pp. 48-52, May 2002 Proceedings)Lieutenant Commander Mark Vandroff, U.S. Navy—AdmiralBlair raises many fine points on how the acquisition community, especially in information ...

Keep the Military Neutral

By Lieutenant Juan M. Garcia III, USN
June 2002
Both political parties have abused their relationship with the military to gain votes. It's time for the military to stop playing political games and do its duty, regardless of which ...

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