Proceedings Magazine - April 2004 Vol. 130/4/1,214

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The Naval Institute’s members voted by an 88% margin to modify the organization’s mission to read:



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  • Editor's Page
    By F.H. Rainbow

    The Naval Institute’s members voted by an 88% margin to modify the organization’s mission to read:

  • Comment and Discussion

    "Where Are the Weapons of Mass Destruction?"

    (See R. Riggs, p. 106, March 2004 Proceedings)

    Peter G. Malone-It is understandable that people in the media expect immediacy in everything, including finding weapons of mass...

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    By Captain Roger Lee Crossland, USNR
    A hero is no braver than an ordinary man,
    but he is braver five minutes longer.
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    Reigning chieftains in olden times not only led warriors into battle, but also exercised immense political, economic, social, and psychological power. These kingpins were rallying points for friends and prime targets for foes. “Kill the...

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  • Technology Is Key to the Operational Art, Not an Obstacle
    By William J. Holland Jr.

    Proponents of warfare's "operational art" suggest that modern technology—especially information technology—inhibits military performance, gets in the way of individual effectiveness, thwarts initiative, and detracts from...

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    By Norman Friedman, Author, The Naval Institute Guide to World Naval Weapon Systems

    In early February, the Dutch announced the sale of four frigates to Chile: two van Heemskerck-class air defense ships and two of eight Karel Doormans. The sale seemed part of a wider Dutch naval retrenchment that included the retirement of all...

  • Caring for the Fallen: Mortuary Affairs in Operation Iraqi Freedom
    By Lieutenant Colonel John M. Cassady, Major Jefferson L. Kaster, and Chief Warrant Officer 4 Cheryl G. Ites, USMC

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  • Honor, Courage, Commitment
    By Captain E. T. Gomulka, Chaplain Corps, U.S. Navy

    These words appear on fitness reports, buildings, even T-shirts.

    They are incorporated into speeches and admonished at captain's mast. Given their pervasive use in the naval service, those called to espouse their virtues should know...

  • Abolish Sea-Shore Rotation
    By Senior Chief David L. Davenport, USN

    Navy manpower needs are lessening as technology advances. To circumvent loss of personnel, reduce costs, and increase efficiency, the current sea-shore rotation system must be revised.

  • What We Can Learn from Jackie Fisher
    By Lieutenant Colonel Frank Hoffman, U.S. Marine Corps Reserve (Retired)

    The architects of the naval transformation in progress today could learn much by studying a similar transformation of a century ago in Great Britain. Its chief orchestrator was First Sea Lord Admiral John Fisher.

  • Professional Notes

    Driving the Aegis Cruiser Postscript
    Commander Kevin S. J. Eyer, U.S. Navy

  • Book Reviews

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    At issue is the impact of the highly successful use of Orions to support land combat operations in Afghanistan and Iraq. With...

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    By Don Walsh

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  • Combat Fleets
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  • Lest We Forget: Idawalley Zorada Lewis; USS Gurnard (SS-254)
    By Lieutenant Commander Thomas J. Cutler, U.S. Navy (Retired), and Eric Wertheim

    Idawalley Zorada Lewis

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  • Charting Your Course: Influence Perception of Performance
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    What is the real difference between the top performers in your command and those in the middle of the pack? Are performance evaluations grounded in fair, clinically objective criteria, or dominated by subjective factors? The truth is both....

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