Editor's Page

By F.H. Rainbow
April 2004
The Naval Institute’s members voted by an 88% margin to modify the organization’s mission to read: Its objectives shall be to provide an independent forum for those who dare to ...

Comment and Discussion

April 2004
"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 ...

42nd Annual Naval and Maritime Photo Contest

Sponsored by Navy Federal Credit Union
April 2004
Second Prize Todd Reeves Arlo Abrahamson Marthaellen L. Ball Spike Call Jared K. Hansen Joseph M. Sarabia Stacy Young Ted Carlson Bill Lisbon The Photographers and Their Work First Prize ...

Technology Is Key to the Operational Art, Not an Obstacle

By William J. Holland Jr.
April 2004
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 skill on the battlefield. This ...

World Naval Developments: Is Bigger Better?

By Norman Friedman, Author, The Naval Institute Guide to World Naval Weapon Systems
April 2004
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 ...

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
April 2004
The recovery of battlefield casualties requires respectful, competent, well-trained and well-equipped Marines to complete. Anything less places the Marine Corps at risk and breaks faith with those who have sacrificed ...

Honor, Courage, Commitment

By Captain E. T. Gomulka, Chaplain Corps, U.S. Navy
April 2004
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 ...

Abolish Sea-Shore Rotation

By Senior Chief David L. Davenport, USN
April 2004
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. The U.S. Navy's major ...

What We Can Learn from Jackie Fisher

By Lieutenant Colonel Frank Hoffman, U.S. Marine Corps Reserve (Retired)
April 2004
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 ...

Professional Notes

April 2004
Driving the Aegis Cruiser Postscript Commander Kevin S. J. Eyer, U.S. Navy A number of experienced ship drivers contacted me after my December 2002 Proceedings professional note on handling the ...

Book Reviews

April 2004
Transformation under Fire: Revolutionizing How America Fights Col. Douglas A. Macgregor, USA. Westport, CT: Praeger, 2003. 320 pp. Photos. Bib. Index. $34.95. Reviewed by Colonel Robert B. Killebrew, U.S. Army ...

U.S. Navy: Airborne ASW: A Critical Issue (Part 1)

By Norman Polmar, Author, Ships and Aircraft of the U.S. Fleet
April 2004
There is controversy within the Navy concerning the future role of the P-3C Orion maritime patrol aircraft. At issue is the impact of the highly successful use of Orions to ...

Combat Fleets

By A. D. Baker III, Editor, Combat Fleets of the World
April 2004
During the late 1990s, the Singapore Navy began the process of selecting replacements for its oldest class of guided-missile patrol craft. Initially, there were to have been eight 1,000-ton trimaran-hulled ...

Naval Institute Foundation

April 2004
In His Own Words: Frank Uhlig Jr. I became aware of the Naval Institute in 1941, and early in 1942 I became a member. My first published contribution was a ...