CEC Provides Theater Air Dominance

By Rear Admiral Phil Balisle, USN, and Captain Tom Bush, USN
May 2002
The cooperative engagement capability nets together sensors and fire control systems to counter both aircraft and increasingly capable missiles today—and offers the potential for a joint tracking network in the ...

World Naval Developments

by Norman Friedman
May 2002
DoD Shifts to Capability-Based ProcurementTo recent developments in U.S. defense policy testify to the deep problem defense faces despite the post-9/11 additions to the budget. One is a shift ...

Coast Guard Pub One Is Our Doctrine

By James M. Loy
May 2002
Many people—including some within our service—do not realize the breadth of the contributions that the Coast Guard makes to our country as well as to countries around the world. Beginning ...

Combat Fleets

By A. D. Baker III
May 2002
As part of its bid for integration into ATO, Romania agreed to acquire the retired British Royal Navy Type 22 Batch II frigates London and Coventry on 1 March 2002 ...

Notable Naval Books of 2001

By Lieutenant Colonel Richard Seamon, U.S. Marine Corps Reserve (Retired)
May 2002
Are television and the Internet weaning too many readers away from books, as many deep thinkers claim? Not if the astonishing number of volumes being produced by publishers both large ...

Congressional Watch

By Bradley Peniston
May 2002
As the fiscal year 2003 defense budget proposal soared above one-third of a trillion dollars in the aftermath of I September, you could hear the disbelief rising on Capitol Hill ...

Naval Aircraft and Weapons Developments

By David L. Parsons
May 2002
The year 2001 was momentous for naval aviation. The new administration installed in January embarked on sweeping reviews of defense needs and priorities that lasted through the summer. Tensions mounted ...

The U.S. Coast Guard in Review

By Vice Admiral Howard B. Thorsen, USCG (Ret.)
May 2002
The 378-foot U.S. Coast Guard cutter Sherman (WHEC-720) was on the way to her home port when a frantic call for help came over the airwaves. A 33,000-ton car carrier ...

Sunk Costs Sink Innovation

By Captain Terry C. Pierce, USN
May 2002
The tactical component network could outperform the cooperative engagement capability at a fraction of the cost—if the Navy would give it a chance.

The U.S. Marine Corps in Review

By Lieutenant Colonel Flank G. Hoffman, USMCR
May 2002
When President George W. Bush spoke at the U.S. Naval Academy's commencement last May, he noted it was "a good time to reflect for a moment on the things that ...

The U.S. Navy in Review

By Scott C. Truver
May 2002
The first true year of the new millennium, 2001 was yet another "bookend" year for the U.S. Navy. Crisis and conflict bounded 12 months of routine operations, triumph, and tragedy ...

The Navy Must Make Choices

By Captain Arthur H. Barber III, U.S. Navy (Retired)
May 2002
With missions and technologies growing faster than resources, the naval services must determine their priorities within the overall framework of U.S. defense. One unique strength is their ability to be ...

A Navy Out of Balance

By Captain John Byron, USN (Retired)
May 2002
Naval officers are an ethical lot. Altruistic and motivated toward the good, they do their best to do their jobs well. But they are drifting slowly from base course, letting ...

Navy Shortchanges Professional Education

By Lieutenant Commander Douglas L. Edson, USN
May 2002
After World War II, Admiral Chester W. Nimitz stated that nothing happened during the war that was a surprise to the Navy save the kamikaze tactics. Unlike the World War ...

Learn to Love the Gap

By Captain Sam J. Tangredi, USN
May 2002
First Honorable Mention, Arleigh Burke Essay Contest To paraphrase Karl Marx, there is a specter haunting U.S. defense policy. It is the specter of a growing gap between civilian authority ...

Comment and Discussion

May 2002
"Interview: Joe Galloway"(See F. Schultz, pp. 50-52, February 2002 Proceedings)Captain Keith F. Kopets, U.S. Marine Corps—I enjoyed your interview with Mr. Joe Galloway. Shortly after the publication ...

It's Time for Universal National Service

By Steve Cohen
May 2002
Some of those challenges are unintended consequences of the success of all-volunteer armed forces. The most troubling aspect is the increasing and unhealthy "gap" in our society between those who ...

Matt Lauer Goes Back to Sea

May 2002
The anchor of NBC’s Today Show recently spent some time on board the aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) – his second visit to the ship in three years – just ...

Enlist the Public in Maritime Homeland

By Captain W. Russell Webster, USCG
May 2002
The resource-strapped Coast Guard must enlist the input of observant citizens in the war on maritime terrorism. One model to help deter maritime terrorist attacks while successfully integrating the public ...

We Can Fix Acquisition

By Admiral Dennis C. Blair, USN
May 2002
The first step is to connect operators with the system developers—throughout the entire acquisition process.

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