Proceedings Magazine - April 2003, Vol. 129/4/1,202

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Sidebar: Make Room for NGOs

After decades of brutal dictatorship and countless human rights violations, Saddam...



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  • Iraq after Saddam
    By Lieutenant Colonel Paul Schreiber, USMC, Commander Brian Kelley, USCG, Lieutenant Colonel Gary Holland, USAF, and Commander Stephen Davis, USN

    Sidebar: Make Room for NGOs

    After decades of brutal dictatorship and countless human rights violations, Saddam Hussein's regime is poised to fall. Combatant...

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  • Winning Takes Boots on the Ground
    By Major Christopher D. Kolenda, USA

    Deployment of as many as five U.S. divisions and coalition forces to Southwest Asia makes a significant statement about the criticality of ground forces even in the high-technology era. Winning war requires command of the ground, despite pundits...

  • Using Anonymity Is Dysfunctional
    By Jan M. van Tol

    Admiral Tom Marfiak's proposal in the Publisher's Page of the February Proceedings to publish certain pieces anonymously to protect writers from vengeful seniors should shock the readership. The implication that vigorous and...

  • Lest We Forget: Destroyer USS Yarnall (DD-541)
    By Eric Wertheim

    The second U.S. Navy ship to bear the name Yarnall was DD-541, a Fletcher (DD-445)-class destroyer commissioned on 30 December 1943. After shakedown and training exercises, she sailed for Oahu, arriving there on 19 March 1944....

  • Comment and Discussion

    "A Quick Look At Millennium Challenge 2002"

    (See W. Keman, pp 108-110, March 2003 Proceedings)

    Commander Jeff Huber, U.S. Navy (Retired)—I wish General Kernan had directly addressed the controversy...

  • Total Force "Outsources" War Fighting
    By Perry Clausen

    Outsourcing reduces business costs by hiring temporary workers (temps). Although they do the same jobs as fulltime workers, temps receive reduced benefits and are paid only when they are used. The military services have a different term for...

  • World Naval Developments: Information Warfare Can Defeat Terrorists
    By Norman Friedman

    The capture of Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, alleged planner of the 11 September 2001 atrocities and the number three officer in al Qaeda, has interesting implications for a network-- centric approach to the war against terrorism. Khalid has been...

  • Publisher's Page
    By Tom Marfiak

    As this issue goes to press, allied and U.S. armed forces appear to be on the brink of armed conflict with Iraq to remove Saddam Hussein from power. To provide timely coverage, insightful commentary, and background information on the conflict...

  • The Commanders Respond

    Our presentation of responses from the commanders of the world’s navies, begun in last month’s Proceedings, continues with more answers to the question: "What do you see as the future uses of unmanned aerial,...

  • UAVs Need Doctrine & Tactics
    By Commander William H. Johnson, USN

    The most radical part of unmanned aerial vehicles is not the technology—it is simply a logical extension of manned aviation—but the application and integration of the platforms into traditional Navy operations.

  • Unmanned Vehicles and Command Accountability
    By Captain Michael Kynett, USN

    Our nation's history of warfare has its roots in face-to-face combat—lining up squarely in front of the enemy and shooting. Over time, this paradigm evolved—short-range artillery, then longer range artillery, land and sea mines...

  • Make the Supply Chain Combat Ready
    By Rear Admiral Andrew A. Giordano, U.S. Navy (Retired)

    The military supply chain’s only reason for existence is to deliver support to the war fighter in such a way that combat readiness is both achieved and sustained. How to accomplish that objective is the question, and the answer lies in...

  • Fostering a Culture of Innovation
    By Congressman Mac Thornberry

    Transformation is about creating an adaptive national security apparatus that can deal with changing circumstances and emerging threats. Organizational changes—like creation of the new Department of Homeland Security—will help,...

  • Global Concept of Operations
    By Vice Admiral Mike Mullen, USN

    The Navy's Global Concept of Operations meets the new National Military Strategy's requirements and implements "Sea Power 21" by more effectively distributing the assets we have. Aegis surface action groups, for example, can...

  • The Power of Ideas
    By Vice Admiral Mike Mullen, U.S. Navy

    As the officer responsible for resourcing the Navy, I am interested in more than just the monetary capital required to maintain and transform our service. Achieving the goals of "Sea Power 21" and the full potential of the Global...

  • Faster Is Not Always Better
    By Captain D. A. Goward, USCG

    The procurement process often emphasizes speed, but the fastest boat is not always best-suited for the mission—as the Coast Guard discovered during the problematic acquisition of these deployable pursuit boats.

  • What Really Lies behind the Screen?
    By Rear Admiral W.J. Holland Jr., U.S. Navy (Retired)

    Tomorrow’s commander must be able to sense the answer to this question if network-centric warfare is to be realized.

  • Leadership Secrets of Down Periscope
    By Lieutenant Colonel David W. Szelowski, U.S. Marine Corps Reserve (Retired)

    In his search for examples of positive naval leadership, the author turns to an unlikely source.

  • Tin Cans Raid Balikpapan
    By Marc D. Bernstein

    Amid a host of Allied failures to prevent the Japanese from controlling the southwest Pacific in the three months after the 7 December 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor, Destroyer Division 59’s raid off Balikpapan stood out as an operation...

  • Harriers Can Operate Forward
    By Captain Andrew. B. MeVicker, U.S. Marine Corps

    The usefulness of the AV-8B Harrier as an expeditionary aircraft has been debated for years. But in August 2001, the Marine Attack Squadron (VMA)-223 "Bulldogs" demonstrated—on behalf of the entire AV-8B community—that the...

  • Subs Can Threaten Aircraft
    By Steven J. Forsberg

    Traditionally, aircraft have been the naval warfare hunters, and submarines have been the hunted. But in the near term, there could be a startling turnaround in the old order of things. As antiaircraft missile technology improves, it will become...

  • Naval Criminal Investigative Service Is Active in War on Terror
    By Charles T. Coyle III

    In the past few years, the nation has witnessed devastating assaults on the USS Cole (DDG-67), the World Trade Center, and the Pentagon, and commencement of the military campaign against terrorism at home and abroad. These sober...

  • Stop Drug Boats with Precision Marksmen
    By Lieutenant (junior grade) Mike O'Neill, U.S. Coast Guard, and Lieutenant Commander Chris Robinson, U.S. Navy

    The sun is barely rising at 0500. Seas are calm with light winds, as are typical in the Eastern Pacific. The lookout on board a U.S. Navy ship sights a small contact approximately 5 miles away. The surface tracker confirms the contact, which is...

  • The Fleet Needs Aerial Replenishment
    By Lieutenant Samuel A. Allen, U.S. Naval Reserve (Retired)

    Although there are new designs on the drawing board, the forces deploying today to accomplish the Navy's missions will remain the cutting edge during development and production of tomorrow's seagoing forces. The effectiveness of those...

  • Book Reviews

    A Time to Die: The Untold Story of the Kursk Tragedy

    Robert Moore. New York: Crown, 2003. Photos. Index. $25.00.

    Kursk: Russia's Lost Pride

    Peter Truscott. London: Simon & Schuster...

  • Nobody Asked Me, But ... Surface Warfare Officers Should Be Mariners
    By Commander Robert P. Girrier, U.S. Navy

    If you were to ask surface warfare junior officers to describe their profession and responsibilities in five words or less, what would their answers be? Depending on the temperament, mood, and wit of the respondent, answers could range from...

  • Oceans - Penguins and Ice: A Voyage Around Antarctica
    By Don Walsh

    From 27 November 2002 to 1 February 2003 the Russian icebreaker Kapitan Khlebnikov made a 66-day circumnavigation of the Antarctic. Starting at Port Lyttelton, New Zealand, the ship's 15,500-mile route took her westward around the...

  • Combat Fleets
    By A. D. Baker III

    Handed over last November at Hobart, Tasmania, bare of paint except for the name and hull number, the 319-foot, aluminum-construction Spearhead (TSV-1X) became the second INCAT-built wave-piercing catamaran passenger and vehicle ferry to...

  • Points of Interest: Sailors and Airmen View Service Life More Favorably
    By Tom Philpott

    Whether it is type of assignment, frequency of deployment, job opportunities for spouses, or perceived value of military retirement, sailors and airmen view their world a bit more favorably than do soldiers and Marines, according to results of...

  • The U.S. Navy: Getting the LCS to Sea, Quickly
    By Norman Polmar

    Chief of Naval Operations Admiral Vern Clark has given the design and procurement of the littoral combat ship (LCS) the Navy's number one program priority for the next fiscal year. The lead ship is scheduled for authorization in fiscal year (...

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