Iraq after Saddam

By Lieutenant Colonel Paul Schreiber, USMC, Commander Brian Kelley, USCG, Lieutenant Colonel Gary Holland, USAF, and Commander Stephen Davis, USN
April 2003
We know what needs to occur to remove Saddam from power, but we also must prepare for what comes after.

Leadership Secrets of Down Periscope

By Lieutenant Colonel David W. Szelowski, U.S. Marine Corps Reserve (Retired)
April 2003
In his search for examples of positive naval leadership, the author turns to an unlikely source.Naval leadership is in crisis. During the past decade, numerous scandals have emphasized fundamental ...

Combat Fleets

By A. D. Baker III
April 2003
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 ...

Book Reviews

April 2003
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 ...

The Fleet Needs Aerial Replenishment

By Lieutenant Samuel A. Allen, U.S. Naval Reserve (Retired)
April 2003
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 ...

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
April 2003
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 ...

Subs Can Threaten Aircraft

By Steven J. Forsberg
April 2003
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 ...

Harriers Can Operate Forward

By Captain Andrew. B. MeVicker, U.S. Marine Corps
April 2003
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 ...

Tin Cans Raid Balikpapan

By Marc D. Bernstein
April 2003
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 ...

What Really Lies behind the Screen?

By Rear Admiral W.J. Holland Jr., U.S. Navy (Retired)
April 2003
Tomorrow’s commander must be able to sense the answer to this question if network-centric warfare is to be realized.Network-centric warfare is the philosophical overcoat for the collection of systems ...

Publisher's Page

By Tom Marfiak
April 2003
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 ...

Winning Takes Boots on the Ground

By Major Christopher D. Kolenda, USA
April 2003
To set conditions for a stable postwar Iraq, we must have large, disciplined ground forces that dominate combat while safeguarding noncombatants..

Comment and Discussion

April 2003
"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
April 2003
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 Commanders Respond

April 2003
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 ...

Faster Is Not Always Better

By Captain D. A. Goward, USCG
April 2003
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. ...

UAVs Need Doctrine & Tactics

By Commander William H. Johnson, USN
April 2003
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 ...

Unmanned Vehicles and Command Accountability

By Captain Michael Kynett, USN
April 2003
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, ...

Make the Supply Chain Combat Ready

By Rear Admiral Andrew A. Giordano, U.S. Navy (Retired)
April 2003
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 ...

Fostering a Culture of Innovation

By Congressman Mac Thornberry
April 2003
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, but ...

Global Concept of Operations

By Vice Admiral Mike Mullen, USN
April 2003
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, ...

The Power of Ideas

By Vice Admiral Mike Mullen, U.S. Navy
April 2003
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 ...