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By Tom Marfiak
March 2003
Much has been published and said about the need for change-and transformation. In last month's Proceedings and at our symposium in San Diego in January, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs ...

Comment and Discussion

March 2003
"Expand Education for Sailors"(See J. Murphy, pp. 57-59, February 2003 Proceedings)Command Master Chief (Surface Warfare) Mark Butler, U.S. Navy—Congratulations to Chief Murphy! He has accurately addressed the ...

China's Subs Lead the Way

By Dr. Lyle Goldstein and Lieutenant Commander Bill Murray, USN
March 2003
China's maritime strategy relies heavily on submarines to patrol the littorals, blockade the Taiwan Strait, and stalk aircraft carriers. The U.S. Navy should not underestimate China's ability.

The New Arab Way of War

By Captain Peter Layton, Royal Australian Air Force
March 2003
The October 2002 bombing of a nightclub in Indonesia's popular resort island of Bali, which killed more than 190 people, is a grim example of the new Arab way of ...

Expeditionary Strike Group!

By Captain Kendall King and Commander Tom Holmes, USN (Ret.)
March 2003
The mating of submarines and surface combatants to traditional amphibious ready groups will result in a new creation. The addition of the as-yet-unbuilt LHA replacement, with its Ospreys and Joint ...

Coast Guard Leads Maritime Homeland Security Team

By Captain Larry Mizell and Lieutenant Commander Joe DiRenzo III, USCG
March 2003
The new Department of Homeland Security will bring the Customs Service, Border Patrol, and U.S. Coast Guard under one roof. Logic dictates that one agency take tactical and operational control ...

100 Octane

By James R. Swank
March 2003
Our Veterans of Foreign Wars post commander served as a gunner's mate on board a coastal tanker classed as an AOG, or gasoline tanker, during World War II. Asked what ...

UNITAS Exercise Pays Dividends

By Scott Livezey and William Prillaman
March 2003
The US Navy's longest-running annual multilateral exercise, UNITAS—which means "unity" in Latin—has been building ties with more than 12 Latin American navies since 1959. But the exercise has come under ...

The Commanders Respond

March 2003
Because of cost, risks to personnel, and other issues, unmanned vehicles increasingly are becoming important systems in the world’s militaries. This year, the Naval Institute asked the commanders of the ...

Always Faithful

By Colleen M. Lowe
March 2003
Semper Fidelis—"Always Faithful"—is the motto of the U.S. Marine Corps, and they are words to live by if you are one of the few and the proud. Growing up surrounded ...

World Navies in Review

By A. D. Baker III
March 2003
Although the trend toward downsizing the world's navies that began with the fall of the Soviet Union shows little sign of abating, new warships entering service at the beginning of ...

The Israelis Know Littoral Warfare

By Captain Opher Doron, Israel Navy (Ret.)
March 2003
Littoral warfare is a relatively new term, coined to denote the move from blue-water, usually major, naval operations, to those taking place in coastal regions. That sounds straightforward, until you ...

Israel's Navy Gets New Strategic Deterrence Role

By Colonel David Eshel, Israel Defense Forces (Ret.)
March 2003
Israel is almost totally dependent on its sea lanes for its national economy, and safeguarding these against hostile attack is of vital strategic interest. Given the nation’s geographical environment and ...

A U.N. Treaty We All Can Support

By Captain George Galdorisi, USN (Ret.)
March 2003
More than eight years after the 1982 U.N. Convention on the Law of the Sea was ratified, the United States still is not a party to the most widely endorsed ...

Anaconda Offers Lessons in Close Air Support

By Major Charles D. Dusch Jr., USAF
March 2003
The F-15E excels at strategic attack, but it has flown counter-air combat air patrols and interdiction missions, and during Operation Anaconda in Afghanistan, it also provided precision close air support ...

What We Did (Not) Learn from Korea

By Major Charles D. Dusch Jr., U.S. Air Force
March 2003
At the dawn of the Cold War, U.S. forces faced a new type of global warfare while engaged conventionally in Korea. Resources were limited, commitments growing, and strategic attack was ...

A New Navy for a New World

By Captain John Byron, USN (Ret.)
March 2003
The world has changed. Sea control is out. Power projection is in. our future fleet must make the transition to sea-based land warfare—and cheaper ship alternatives—if it is to remain ...

Hell Week 101

By Lieutenant Commander Dick Hoffmann, U.S. Navy
March 2003
These Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL trainees are learning teamwork under pressure during Hell Week. SEAL training may appear brutish, but it frees students to explore creative ways of solving problems and ...

Shiphandling Training? Ask Your JOs

By Commander Craig Faller, U.S. Navy
March 2003
Shiphandling is fun, exciting, and challenging. It is the heart of surface warfare and our naval culture. The sense of accomplishment gained from driving ships and smartly executing maneuvers is ...

A Quick Look at Millrnnium Challenge 2002

By General William F. Kernan, U.S. Army (Retired)
March 2003
Since 1999, U.S. Joint Forces Command (JFCom) has been responsible for joint integration, experimentation, and training. It exercises combatant command over the bulk of U.S. general purpose forces and is ...

Book Reviews

March 2003
The Threatening Storm: The Case for Invading Iraq Kenneth M. Pollack. New York: Random House, 2002. 494 pp. Bib. Index. $25.95.Unfinished Business: Afghanistan, the Middle East and Beyond-Defusing the ...

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