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By Tom Marfiak
June 2003
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 ...

World Naval Developments

By Norman Friedman
June 2003
How Did We Win the War?Exactly which elements of central U.S. strategy mattered most in winning the war in Iraq? Before the war, there was much talk of overawing the ...

Comment and Discussion

June 2003
"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 ...

Friendless Fire?

By David C. Walsh
June 2003
Did Israel know the ship it was firing on 36 years ago was the USS Liberty? Today, top former U.S. intelligence officials are saying "Yes.",","Y

The Principles of War and Iraqi Freedom

By Colonel John W. Schmidt, USMC (Ret.)
June 2003
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 ...

JSF Sets the Standard for Aircraft Acquisition

By Vice Admiral Jerry Miller, U.S. Navy (Retired)
June 2003
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 ...

Former NSA Officials Agree

By David C. Walsh
June 2003
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 ...

Nobody Asked Me, But...Where Is the Really New SSN?

By Captain Tom Jacobs, U.S. Navy (Retired)
June 2003
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 ...

Naval Aviation Delivered in Iraq

By Commander James Paulsen, USN
June 2003
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 ...

Naval Aviation Lessons Learned

By Commander Thomas Carroll, Lieutenant Commander Herb Carmen, and Lieutenant Commander Jerry Stokes, U.S. Navy
June 2003
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 ...

SSGN Is a Bridge to the Future

By Rear Admiral John B. Padgett III, U.S. Navy
June 2003
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.The attacks of 11 September 2001 provided ...

Shadow Strike: The SSGN

By Merrick Carey
June 2003
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 ...

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
June 2003
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 ...

High Speed Is the Future

By Commander John P. Cordle, USN
June 2003
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.In May 1984, I was ...

Unit-Level Computer Defense

By Commander Mark Montgomery, USN
June 2003
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 ...

The Kursk's Loss Offers Lessons

By Captain 1st Rank George Sviatov, Russian Navy (Retired)
June 2003
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, ...

HULA—A Helium Magic Carpet?

By Chuck Myers Jr.
June 2003
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 ...

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
June 2003
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 ...

Book Reviews

June 2003
October FuryPeter 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)The risk of a nuclear ...

Oceans: Our Coral Reefs Are Disappearing

By Don Walsh
June 2003
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 ...

Combat Fleets

By A. D. Baker III
June 2003
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 ...

Naval Institute Foundation

June 2003
A Call to ActionAt the Naval Institute's 129th Annual Meeting, Foundation Vice Chairman Steve Cohen spoke about the organization's key values. This is an edited excerpt:I was invited to an ...
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