U.K.'s Upholder-Class Subs Go to Canada

By Commander Jonathan Powis, Royal Navy
October 2002
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 ...

Storm Warnings

By Major Robert Fabian, U.S. Air Force
October 2002
Second Honorable Mention, Armed Forces Joint Warfighting Essay ContestAlthough most articles about the Gulf War treat it as such, air power is not limited to manned aircraft. It also ...

A Strong, Dark, and Terrible Place

By Kirk Ross
October 2002
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 ...

Midget Sub Found at Pearl

By Burl Burlingame
October 2002
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 ...

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)
October 2002
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 ...

Marines Need the Advanced Gun System

By Lieutenant General Edward Hanlon Jr., U.S. Marine Corps
October 2002
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 ...

See the World? Travel with Congressmen

By Lieutenant Amy Morrison, U.S. Navy
October 2002
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 ...

Navy Has New People Programs

By Lieutenant Junior Grade Bill Danzi, U.S. Navy
October 2002
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 ...

Don't Give up on Navy Area Defense

By L. P. James
October 2002
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 ...

Keep All Super Hornets at Oceana

By Commander Douglas J. Denneny, U.S. Navy
October 2002
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 ...

Book Reviews

October 2002
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. Navy (Retired) ...

Combat Fleets

By A. D. Baker III
October 2002
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 ...

Naval Institute Foundation

October 2002
Commodore Club Inducts New MembersWe are proud to welcome Naval Institute member Kevin P. Shaeffer of Fredericksburg, Virginia, to the Commodore Club. He will be inducted at a 1 October ...

Welding the Joint Seams

By Lieutenant Colonel Richard A. Lacquement Jr., U.S. Army
October 2002
First Honorable Mention, Armed Forces Joint Warfighting Essay ContestSince 1986, the armed services of the United States have improved their ability to work closely together to achieve military success ...

UCAVs Can Improve Surface Ships

By Patrick Yates
October 2002
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 ...

Joint Operational Art Is Alive

By Lieutenant Commander David McFarland, USN, Major Monty Ray Perry, USAF, and Lieutenant Colonel Steven R. Miles, USA
October 2002
Information technology—like the atom bomb before it—is a revolution in military affairs that should contribute to joint operational art. It cannot and should not replace it.

Comment and Discussion

October 2002
"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)Commander Michael Harkleroad, U.S. Naval Reserve—Reading ...

We Have the Craft for Littoral Warfare

By Rear Admiral George R. Worthington, USN (Ret.)
October 2002
The Navy already has spent development money and effort to design the experimental littoral support craft and should continue its focus there, rather than on the littoral combat ship.
Aerial port bow view of the USS Threadfin (SS-410) underway in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

USS Threadfin (SS-410)

By Eric Wertheim
October 2002
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 ...

U.S. Navy: Reorganizing Defense

By Norman Polmar
October 2002
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 ...

Capabilities, Capabilities, Capabilities

By Commander James G. Liddy, U.S. Navy
October 2002
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 Top Gun for Air-Ground Ops

By Captain Dan Moore, U.S. Navy, and Jim Perkaus
October 2002
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 ...

Give Surface Officers a New Option

By Lieutenant Mike Dillender, U.S. Navy, Marshal Pattie, Allison Rohrer, and Angela Shaw
October 2002
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 ...

Virginia: On time, On Budget

By William Kowenhoven and Fredrick J. Harris
October 2002
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 ...

Searching for Relevance

By Neil D. Ruenzel
October 2002
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 ...

Take the Tough Cases to Sea

By Lieutenant Commander David E. Jones and Commander John J. Lee, Medical Corps, U.S. Navy
October 2002
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 ...

Streetfighter Cannot Do the Job

By Lieutenant Commander Richard Brawley, U.S. Navy
October 2002
"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 ...

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