Proceedings Magazine - June 2003 Vol. 129/6/1,204

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As we approach the midpoint in the year the Board of Directors has formed a Nominating Committee to select candidates for the 2004 Naval Institute Board of Directors. The members of this committee...



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  • Publisher's Page
    By Tom Marfiak

    As we approach the midpoint in the year the Board of Directors has formed a Nominating Committee to select candidates for the 2004 Naval Institute Board of Directors. The members of this committee are: Vice Admiral Robert Dunn, U.S. Navy (Retired...

  • World Naval Developments
    By Norman Friedman

    How Did We Win the War?

  • Comment and Discussion

    "What Shall It Profit a Man?"

    (See K. Eyer, pp. 42-45, May 2003 Proceedings)

    Storekeeper second Class Kenneth G. Hagner, U.S. Naval Reserve—Hats off to Commander Eyer. He has given voice to many of...

  • Friendless Fire?
    By David C. Walsh

    On 8 June 1967 the electronic intelligence ship USS Liberty (AGTR-5) was on station in international waters 13 miles off the Sinai Peninsula in the eastern Mediterranean. The Arab-Israeli War had wound down, the air...

  • Taking Care of Your People
    By Lieutenant Matt White, USCG

    Leaders can make sure the mission gets completed by empowering, protecting, and encouraging their people.

  • Interview: Vice Admiral Timothy J. Keating, U.S. Navy - 'This Was a Different War'

    The Commander, U.S. Naval Forces, Central Command, and Commander, 5th Fleet spoke on 8 May at the Pentagon with the Naval Institute’s Fred Schultz and Fred Rainbow. He talked about the naval aspects of prosecuting Operations Iraqi...

  • The Principles of War and Iraqi Freedom
    By Colonel John W. Schmidt, USMC (Ret.)

    To provide perspective on Operation Iraqi Freedom, I offer here a brief comparison using the modern principles of war. The U.S. Army published its first list of them in War Department Training Regulations No. 10-5, 1921, and they are explained in...

  • JSF Sets the Standard for Aircraft Acquisition
    By Vice Admiral Jerry Miller, U.S. Navy (Retired)

    The Joint Strike Fighter acquisition program began with early and sustained cooperation among government, industry, and the military and included designing with commonality among the services in mind—which has kept costs down—as...

  • Former NSA Officials Agree
    By David C. Walsh

    The jamming of unique U.S. frequencies during the Liberty incident seems to establish deliberate intent. And in exclusive interviews with this author, several former high-level National Security Agency (NSA) officials agree.

  • Nobody Asked Me, But...Where Is the Really New SSN?
    By Captain Tom Jacobs, U.S. Navy (Retired)

    Last summer, reporter Vernon Loeb of The Washington Post wrote that U.S. submarine intelligence-gathering missions have increased 30% with the war on terrorism, so we probably need more subs. But at $2.3 billion a copy, we probably are...

  • Defeat Terrorists—Not Liberty and Rights
    By Jeffrey D. McCausland

    For much of the past decade, we defined the international environment by what it is not. We called the years following the fall of the Berlin Wall the "post-Cold War era" and have searched since then for a new paradigm under which to...

  • Naval Aviation Delivered in Iraq
    By Commander James Paulsen, USN

    Faced with no airborne Air Force tankers to support the Kitty Hawk’s Hornets, the F/A-18s tanked from the carrier’s S-3s and returned with limited fuel in order to deliver strike packages to Baghdad.


  • Naval Aviation Lessons Learned
    By Commander Thomas Carroll, Lieutenant Commander Herb Carmen, and Lieutenant Commander Jerry Stokes, U.S. Navy

    Leadership carries the day. Nothing takes the place of energetic leaders in all paygrades. Problems will arise, and people are needed who will overcome problems with minimal oversight or external motivation.

    Conflicts are...

  • SSGN Is a Bridge to the Future
    By Rear Admiral John B. Padgett III, U.S. Navy

    Both cost- and combat-effective, the guided-missile submarine (SSGN) will be a bridge to future joint, strike, special operations, and integrated naval and undersea warfare.

  • Shadow Strike: The SSGN
    By Merrick Carey

    In the mid-1990s, a handful of defense intellectuals hatched the idea of converting older ballistic-missile submarines into SEAL platforms and cruise missile shooters. They found some allies in Congress, the Office of the Secretary of Defense,...

  • Sea Warrior: Maximizing Human Capital
    By Vice Admiral Alfred G. Harms Jr., Vice Admiral Gerald L. Hoewing, and Vice Admiral John B. Totushek, U.S. Navy

    The foundation of "Sea Power 21" is our people. Navy men and women—here, returning from Operation Iraqi Freedom—will be asked to deliver unprecedented offensive power, defensive assurance, and operational independence to...

  • High Speed Is the Future
    By Commander John P. Cordle, USN

    The Australian-built Joint Venture (HSV-X1) and her sister ships are more than just high-speed transports or mine countermeasures vessels; they are the future of surface warfare.

  • Unit-Level Computer Defense
    By Commander Mark Montgomery, USN

    Unit commanders are on the front lines in the war to protect the Navy’s information systems. They must take the lead in developing strong information security problems.

    There is ample evidence that hackers, foreign nations,...

  • The Kursk's Loss Offers Lessons
    By Captain 1st Rank George Sviatov, Russian Navy (Retired)

    Many articles and several books have been published since 12 August 2000, when the Russian nuclear submarine Kursk, with her crew of 118 officers, petty officers, men, and industry representatives, perished in the Barents Sea...

  • HULA—A Helium Magic Carpet?
    By Chuck Myers Jr.

    Naval Air System Command's Airship Advanced Development program office is the current source of information, advice, contract management, and development assistance for a number of projects related to airships. Among them is the Joint Chiefs...

  • Nobody Asked Me, But ... Who's Hunting the Coyotes?
    By Captain Terry S. Wichert, U.S. Navy, and Lieutenant Commander Michael F. Trevett, U.S. Coast Guard

    Soon after we arrived at the U.S. embassy in Quito, Ecuador, as the new Navy and Coast Guard attaches, we discovered we had grown up about 60 miles from one another in the plains of western Oklahoma. While swapping shore stories one day, we were...

  • Book Reviews

    October Fury

    Peter A. Huchthausen. Hoboken, NJ: J. Wiley & Sons, 2002. 281 pp. Photos. Maps. Bib. Index. $24.95.

    Reviewed by Rear Admiral Sumner Shapiro, U.S. Navy (Retired)

  • U.S. Navy: Ballistic Missile Defense…From the Sea
    By Norman Polmar

    The pace and scale of recent ballistic missile proliferation has exceeded earlier intelligence estimates and suggests these challenges may grow at a faster pace than previously expected." That appraisal by the Quadrennial Defense Review...

  • Oceans: Our Coral Reefs Are Disappearing
    By Don Walsh

    Swaying palms, white beaches, and coral reefs—these are the "postcard" symbols of the idyllic tropical haven. Yet, there is trouble in paradise; the world's coral reef systems are in danger of disappearing. Found off the...

  • Combat Fleets
    By A. D. Baker III

    The as-yet unnamed first of a planned 27 MEKO 100RMN patrol vessels for the Royal Malaysian Navy was launched by Blohm + Voss at Hamburg, Germany, on 21 March 2003 and is seen here being eased into the cargo well of the heavy-lift ship ...

  • Points of Interest: Longer Careers for Top Officers Seen as Key to Transformation
    By Tom Philpott

    Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld has unveiled an ambitious plan for transforming the Defense Department's personnel system that includes, for the nation's most senior officers, careers up to 40 years and more generous retirement plans....

  • Naval Institute Foundation

    A Call to Action

    At the Naval Institute's 129th Annual Meeting, Foundation Vice Chairman Steve Cohen spoke about the organization's key values. This is an edited excerpt:

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