U.S. Navy: DoD Reveals New Nuclear Policy

By Norman Polmar
March 2002
The Department of Defense has disclosed plans to change U.S. nuclear policy and to further reduce the nation's nuclear weapons arsenal. Revealed earlier this year by Defense officials, the policy ...

Book Reviews

March 2002
Hit To Kill: The New Battle over Shielding America from Missile Attack Bradley Graham. New York: Public Affairs, 2001. 430 pp. Photos. Glossary. Notes. Index. $27.50 ($24.75).Reviewed by Lieutenant ...

We Need High-Speed Vessels Again

By Captain Jeff Kline, U.S. Navy
March 2002
Picture a slightly different time. A high-speed vessel, HSV-23, loiters just north of the Yucatan Channel. The 25-man crew has been patrolling the northern Caribbean. Their missions: provide visual confirmation ...

Ensuring the Super Stallion's Future

By Major David Dowling, U.S. Marine Corps
March 2002
In the past decade—most recently in Afghanistan—the CH-53E Super Stallion clearly has established itself as the assault support helicopter of choice for long-range missions and operations that require the rapid ...

We Need NVD-Compatible Lighting on Ships

By Commander Frank G. Coyle, U.S. Navy
March 2002
During the first phase of blue/green work-ups, the amphibious ready group (ARG) conducts extensive shipboard operations. Daytime operations familiarize crews with ARG ships; dozens of surface craft and aircraft make ...

Transformation: Billy Mitchell Style

By William D. O'Neil
March 2002
The successes and failures of flamboyant U.S. Army Brigadier General William "Billy" Mitchell in transforming defense in the 1920s have a lot to tell us about transformation today. Transformation is ...

A View from the RHIB

By Lieutenant (junior grade) Bradley H. McGuire, U.S. Navy
March 2002
Maritime interdiction and law enforcement/counterdrug operations are critical missions, but too often the sailors who perform them are forced to make do. A consistent approach to training, equipping, and funding ...

Jack of all Trades, Master of None

By Lieutenant Commander D. J. Harris, USN
March 2002
The incredible versatility of the F/A-18 has overwhelmed Hornet aircrews, reducing their effectiveness at any single strike-fighter mission. A transition to specialization will result in greater readiness and a better ...

The QDR and East Asia

By Rear Admiral Michael McDevitt, USN (Ret.)
March 2002
Recognizing East Asia as a long-term U.S. interest, the recent Quadrennial Defense Review places great importance on combat-credible forward-deployed U.S. forces—and by implication, on the central role of naval forces ...

Kola Has Lost Significance

By Ingemar Dorfer
March 2002
With the decline of Russian strategic forces the military complex on the Kola Peninsula is becoming increasingly irrelevant. Because the United States no longer is the main adversary of Russia ...

'We Stand by You'

By Commanders of Navies
March 2002
Navies from around the globe have been in the forefront of the new war on terrorism. This year, the Naval Institute asked the commanders of the world's navies: "What is ...

Kursk Postscript

By Norman Polmar
March 2002
The Russian authorities recently acknowledged for the First time that the sinking of the nuclear submarine Kursk was not caused by a collision with a foreign submarine. Following the explosions ...

Fighter Squadron 162 (VF-162)

By Lieutenant Commander Rick Burgess, U.S. Navy (Retired)
March 2002
Fighter Squadron 162 (VF-162) was established on 1 September 1960 as a unit of newly formed Carrier Air Group 16 (CVG-16). However, the Hunters, equipped with F4D-1 Skyray fighters, made ...

Comment and Discussion

March 2002
"No More Catch Phrases, Please"(See J. Murphy, pp. 30-31, February 2002 Proceedings)Vice Admiral Robert E Dunn, U.S. Navy (Retired)—Only the Editorial Board knows just why Chief Murphy's ...

S-3B Maverick Plus System Breathes New Life into Old Airframe

By Lieutenants Tim Hill and Kevin Quarderer, U.S. Navy, Naval Force Aircraft Test Squadron
March 2002
Developmental testing of the S-313 Maverick Plus System (MPS) was completed earlier this fall at the Naval Force Aircraft Test Squadron (NFATS) at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland. MPS will provide ...

Missing and Presumed Dead?

By David Patten, author of forthcoming book on the post-September 11 Chaplain Corps
March 2002
Immediately following the terrorist attack of 11 September 2001, frantic callers were unable to contact Chief of Navy Chaplains Rear Admiral Barry C. Black. Unbeknownst to the public, Admiral Black ...

World Navies in Review

By A. D. Baker III
March 2002
At a time when U.S. Navy combatant ship programs—which take decades to develop—remain essentially the same as they were during the Cold War, the rest of the world's major navies ...

Spain Wants to Play Big

By Juan Carlos Campbell-Cruz
March 2002
The new F-100 frigate, fitted with the U.S. Aegis antiair combat system, gives Spain the only European antiballistic missile capability and could lead to a much larger role on the ...

The U.S.-Japan Alliance Is Vital

By Andrew Cummings
March 2002
Winner, International Navies Essay ContestWith the new global war on terrorism, Japan is coming to grips with Article 9 of its 1947 Constitution-which bars its armed forces from acts ...

East Asia & U.S. Need Each Other

By Major Tai-Tiong Tan, Singapore Navy
March 2002
First Honorable Mention, International Navies Essay ContestThe jury is out on how the 11 September terrorist attacks will affect long-term U.S. military commitments to East Asia. For the Carl ...

Is a China-India Naval Alliance Possible?

By Steven Forsberg
March 2002
As China's and India's navies grow stronger and these nations realize they have some common interests, such as pursuing seagoing trade routes to boost economies, they could give the United ...

The Department Head

By Dr. Tom W. Goad
March 2002
This department has had two characteristics setting him apart from others. First, he cranked the sound-powered phone handle so vigorously, it gave a loud, shrill ring. Second, he believed firmly ...

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