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December 2003
The U.S. Naval Institute joins the world this month in celebrating the Centennial of Flight, marking the 100th anniversary of the Wright Brothers' first flight. Our newest addition to the ...

Comment and Discussion

December 2003
"TacAir Trumps UAVs in Iraq" (See R. Harrison, pp. 58-61, November 2003 Proceedings) Commander William H. Johnson, U.S. Navy-Lieutenant Commander Harrison is a patriot, a warrior, and a proud member ...

Innovation from the War Fighter

By Commander Chuck Tamblyn and Lieutenant Commander Kevin Quarderer, USN
December 2003
The Enterprise (CVN-65) Carrier Strike Group is introducing innovation at the deckplates.

New War Demands a New Military

By Roger D. Carstens
December 2003
The combat phases of the campaign in Iraq highlighted an operational gap in U.S. military capabilities. Initial inability to project decisive combat power at a time and place of its ...

The Remembrance Tree Lights Up Boston

By Theresa E. Perrin
December 2003
The white mushroom cloud hung over the city for more than an hour. It could be seen from miles away. Everything on the harbor side of Needham Hill was totally ...

Arm All Navy Helicopters

By Captain Wayne A. Tunick and Lieutenant Michael J. Weaver, U.S. Navy
December 2003
On board the USS Winston Churchill (DDG-81), Strait of Hormuz: "General Quarters. General Quarters. This is not a drill. Numerous high-speed contacts inbound bearing 095." TAO-Bridge: "Get the helo to ...

Revitalize ASW

By Commander Richard E. Farrell, USN
December 2003
Antisubmarine warfare (ASW) is a key tenet of U.S. force protection. If the U.S. Navy does not take steps to revitalize ASW, it risks losing the ability to gain sea ...

Is the PLA Navy a Legitimate Threat?

By Commander Richard E. Farrell, U.S. Navy
December 2003
China's booming economy supports the purchase of the best available Russian submarines and weapon systems, which in turn could be used to support the Chinese political goal to control of ...

If It Can't Be Big, It Needs to Be Novel

By Jeffrey Record
December 2003
For the first time in years, U.S. naval engineers are being pressed to build smaller, faster, and deadlier ships that can fight and survive in the littorals. Radical new design ...

TacAir Integration Must Optimize JSFs

By Lieutenant Colonel D. A. Robinson, USMC
December 2003
The recent agreement between the Commandant of the Marine Corps and the Chief of Naval Operations to integrate Marine and Navy tactical aircraft (TacAir) raises some important questions with respect ...

Even the Army Can Come. . .From the Sea

By Lieutenant Commander John Sanford, U.S. Navy
December 2003
Is the Army of the future consigned to be a garrison force, sent in to mop up after the dirty work already is done? Making the Army more expeditionary means ...

Terrorism Is the New Enemy at Sea

by Lieutenant Commander Krzysztof Kubiak, Polish Navy
December 2003
Since World War II, violence at sea has been marginalized and equated with piracy. It has been associated with poor countries challenged by domestic conflicts and unable to exercise control ...

Professional Note: Marines Have a Role in Joint TMD

By Major Daniel C. Logan, U.S. Marine Corps
December 2003
Recent crises have seen U.S. forces committed to numerous operations throughout the Middle East, Central Asia, East Asia, and the Horn of Africa. One of the greatest challenges that forward-deployed ...

Book Reviews

December 2003
The Influence of Air Power upon History Walter J. Boyne. Gretna, LA: Pelican Publishing Company, 2003. 447 pp. Bib. Index. $29.95. Reviewed by Hill Goodspeed Marking the 100th anniversary of ...

U.S. Navy: ASW Requires Practice

By Norman Polmar, Author, Ships and Aircraft of the U.S. Fleet
December 2003
There is increasing distress within the U.S. Navy over the threat presented by nonnuclear submarines in littoral waters, which now are considered to be the fleet's primary operating area. This ...

Naval Institute Foundation

December 2003
In His Own Words: Arleigh E. "Gene" Dotson was unable to go on to college when I graduated from high school in the lmid-1960s. Unsure about what I wanted to ...

Oceans: How Do You Take the Earth's Pulse?

By Don Walsh
December 2003
Most oceanographic research uses mobile short-duration platforms such as ships, aircraft, and earth-orbiting space-craft. The observations are essentially "snapshots," and are satisfactory for many investigations. There is much work, however, ...

Combat Fleets

By A. D. Baker III
December 2003
The first of a new class of frigates for the People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN), the Ma-Anshan was launched at Jingnan-Hudong Shipyard, Shanghai, on 11 September 2003, and a second ...
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Lest We Forget: Douglas Hegdahl, Columbia

By Lieutenant Commander Thomas J. Cutler, USN (Ret.), and Eric Wertheim
December 2003
Douglas Hegdahl Nineteen-year-old Douglas Hegdahl joined the Navy in 1966 to see the world. He soon got his wish. Within a few months he found himself on the gun line ...