Publisher's Page

July 2003
On 26 July, the Navy will commission the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer Mustin (DDG-89) in San Diego. The new combatant is named in honor of a famous Navy family. ...

Comment and Discussion

July 2003
"Heavy Armor Played an Important Role"(See N. Friedman, p. 6, June 2003 Proceedings)Lieutenant Colonel Martin McCleary, U.S. Army (Retired)—I believe that the final chapter on armor as ...

World Naval Developments

By Norman Friedman
July 2003
Navy League Show Highlights LCSThis year's Navy League show displayed several interesting new weapons and systems oriented toward the style of warfare that seems to have been demonstrated both ...

What Comes after Tomahawk?

By Captain Steve Morrow, USN (Ret.)
July 2003
Tactical Tomahawk will not begin to reach the fleet in significant numbers for two to three years, but it is time to start planning what the follow-on to this vital ...

Why I Am Failing My Junior Officers

By Lieutenant Kevin M. O'Neal, USNR
July 2003
The recent influx of first-tour division officers in the surface warfare community will have crippling effects on its officer corps in the coming years.

Knowledge Web Plays Big in Transformation

By Lieutenant Peter Majeranowski, USN
July 2003
"The Web is the brief"—the mantra of Carl Vinson (CVN-70) Battle Group Commander Rear Admiral Thomas E. Zelibor during Operation Enduring Freedom—helped drive the knowledge-Web culture through the ranks of ...

Network-Centric Intelligence Works

By Captain Eileen F. MacKrell, USN
July 2003
The author explains how network-centric intelligence worked all the way to the tactical level in Carrier Group Three/Battle Force Fifth Fleet during Operation Enduring Freedom.

Dissent Is Not Disloyalty

By Rear Admiral William J. Holland Jr., USN (Ret.)
July 2003
There is a time for bold, aggressive thought and there is a time to fall in line." With these words spoken at the Naval Institute's Annapolis Seminar in April, Chief ...

E-Mail Is a Two-Edged Sword

By Commander Robert P. Girrier, USN
July 2003
The Navy embraces the efficiencies of office automation and networked command structures and is moving toward more universal standardization in information technology. "Information Technology 21" brought this to its ships ...

Captain Boston's Secret

By Ronald Fraser
July 2003
Given enough time, secret government decisions have a way of percolating into the outside world. For example, after decades of silence, Captain Ward Boston, U.S. Navy (Retired), has revealed serious ...

Science Does Not Trump Art

By Commander Clay Harris, U.S. Navy
July 2003
As the Navy struggles with the challenges of transformation, it needs both the scientist and the philosopher.America's armed forces are in the midst of an extraordinary shake-up. Planners are ...

All Detailing Is Local

By Commander Clay Harris, U.S. Navy
July 2003
While technically trained officers may or may not be better qualified to foster rapid and effective transformation, they will affect the process only if they are assigned to billets that ...

Manned Reconnaissance Must Continue

By Rear Admiral J. Michael "Carlos" Johnson, U.S. Navy (Retired) and Lieutenant Colonel Michael "Kimchee" Lobb, U.S. Marine Corps (Retired)
July 2003
Day in and day out, the battlefield commander’s most flexible collection asset remains manned platforms. An F/A-18 fitted with the new shared reconnaissance pod (SHARP) can provide high-resolution wide-area coverage ...

Managing China's Transition

By Lieutenant Commander David A. Adams, USN
July 2003
As it moves away from communism, China’s strategy is to use such forces as advanced missile batteries, diesel submarines, and Russian-built destroyers to dominate the Asian region. The United States ...

Projecting Biomedical Security

By Craig Hooper
July 2003
Traditional hospital ships cannot project biomedical expertise onto a battlefield threatened by biological attack. Recent tests of focused-mission ships suggest that these prototypes might be ideal.When confronted by a ...

Playing Games with Foreign Policy

By Lincoln P. Bloomfield
July 2003
President George W. Bush knows all too well what it means to be in the midst of political and military crises. Today, decision makers ensconced in the White House Situation ...

'Catch Him and Smash Him!'

By Second Lieutenant Eric H. Larsen, U.S. Marine Corps Reserve
July 2003
Commander William Earl Fanin, Class of 1945, Capstone Essay ContestIn January 1781, a scratch force of American militia, dragoons, and regulars met the infamous "Butcher" Tarleton and his veteran ...

John Boyd and Strategic Naval Air Power

By Ensign Steven Mason, U.S. Naval Reserve
July 2003
Commander William Earl Fanin, Class of 1945, Capstone Essay ContestAir Force Colonel John Boyd was most well known for his "Aerial Attack Study" and energy-maneuverability theory. These works focused ...

Crossing the Line Is as Eternal as the Sea

By Ensign Danielle Leppo, U.S. Naval Reserve
July 2003
Commander William Earl Fanin, Class of 1945, Capstone Essay ContestCrossing the equator for the first time used to be a harrowing experience for those who endured the Royal Baby ...

Mush Morton and the Buyo Maru Massacre

By Ensign Joel I. Holwitt, U.S. Naval Reserve
July 2003
Commander William Earl Fanin, Class of 1945, Capstone Essay ContestWhen the Wahoo returned to Pearl Harbor in early 1943, Captain "Mush" Morton and Executive Officer Dick O'Kane were praised ...

Metrics Measure the "Product of the Plan"

By Rear Admiral David J. Antanitus, U.S. Navy
July 2003
The title of this note may create the impression that it is written primarily for acquisition professionals or "budget weenies." I would submit, however, that anyone who controls money—the program ...

Deckplate View of the Training Revolution

By Master Chief James P. Russell, U.S. Navy
July 2003
The Navy is in the process of revolutionary change. Organizationally imposed limitations that have prevented it from fully exploiting the potential of its enlisted sailors soon will be a historical ...

Nobody Asked Me, But ... Here's to Overcoming the Bureaucracy

By Rear Admiral Richard A. Applebaum, U.S. Coast Guard (Retired)
July 2003
In Operation Iraqi Freedom, we witnessed a brilliant plan, brilliantly executed, with superb personnel using magnificent equipment—all supported to perfection. Medals will be awarded, analyses will be conducted, doctrine will ...

Book Reviews

July 2003
Jarhead: A Marine's Chronicle of the Gulf War and Other BattlesAnthony Swofford. New York: Scribners, 2003. 257 pp. $24.00.Reviewed by Major Brendan B. McBreen, U.S. Marine CorpsPoor ...

Capturing the Ronald Reagan

By Captain Dick Whalen, U.S. Navy (Retired)
July 2003
Most of my maritime paintings depict ships in active service, ones that I could view first-hand from piers or afloat. Ship portraits become a bit more complex when the vessels ...

Combat Fleets

By A. D. Baker III, Editor, Combat Fleets of the World
July 2003
Launched at Shanghai on 24 April was number 170, a guided-missile destroyer (DDG) equipped with vertical launch groups for surface-to-air missiles and what appear to be fixed, planar array radar ...