Editor's Page

By F.H. Rainbow
August 2004
The Coast Guard Essay Contest is back—and you can see for yourself the value of this effort by reading the three prize-winning essays in this issue. In all cases, the ...

Comment and Discussion

August 2004
"The Submarine Ethos Runs Deep" (See M. Kessler, pp. 77-78, July 2004 Proceedings) Lieutenant Eric Jensen, U.S. Navy-Ensign Kessler's analysis of the submarine ethos is what one would expect from ...
MARITIME SAFETY AND SECURITY TEAM/U.S. COAST GUARD

Multimission Costs Too Much

By Captain Bruce Stubbs, USCG (Ret.)
August 2004
Should the Coast Guard retain its jack-of-all-trades doctrine or focus on the nations most critical security missions?

Education Is for Enlisted People, Too

By Steve F. Kime
August 2004
Some say war is too important to be left to the admirals and generals. That is debatable—but the thought behind the notion is worth contemplating. What is the relationship of ...

A New System for Vessel Tracking

By Ensigns Greg Lynch and Neal Corbin, U.S. Coast Guard
August 2004
With 361 ports to secure, 50,000 foreign cargo vessels entering the United States every year, and millions of small craft plying coastal waters, the Coast Guard needs a better way ...

'We Will NOT Forget'

By Captain Norman (Buddy) Custard, U.S. Coast Guard
August 2004
In January 2000, Alaska Airlines Flight 261 crashed into the sea near Santa Barbara. The Coast Guard Cutter Steadfast arrived on scene to begin what the crew hoped would be ...

Navy Needs Heavy Lift/Countermine Helos

By Commander Frank G. Coyle, USN
August 2004
A downsizing trend is squeezing out a critical component of the Navy's successful warfare capabilities. But no replacement has matched the MH-53E helicopter for lift capacity, range, and airborne mine ...

Change How Info Is Managed and Controlled

By Commander Feza S. Koprucu, USN
August 2004
By placing the Navy and Marine Corps on the same network, the Navy Marine Corps Intranet allows future expeditionary forces to plan, change, and execute missions seamlessly. In October 2000, ...

The Politics of Port Visits

By Captain Andrew C. A. Jampoler, USN (Ret.)
August 2004
On 5 November 1986, three ships, the USS Reeves (CG-24)—flying Admiral James A. "Ace" Lyons's four-star flag—USS Oldendorf (DD-972), and USS Rentz (FFG-46) steamed into Qingdao. The arrival of this ...

Marines Must Train for Threats with No Boundaries

By First Lieutenant Christopher Tsirlis, USMC
August 2004
Second Prize, Vincent Astor Memorial Leadership Essay Contest Infantry platoon commanders will be called on to conduct a variety of tasks—security patrol, vehicle checkpoint, humanitarian assistance, contract negotiation, intelligence gathering, ...

Professional Notes

August 2004
We Have More to Learn from Iraqi Freedom Captain John C. MacKercher, U.S. Navy The U.S. Navy's performance in Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) and subsequent actions—in strike warfare, tactical aviation, ...

Book Reviews

August 2004
Seapower: A Guide for the 21st Century Geoffrey Till. London & Portland, OR: Frank Cass, 2004. 430pp. Maps. Notes. Bib. Index. $36.95. Reviewed by Captain Sam J. Tangredi, U.S. Navy ...

Combat Fleets

By Eric Wertheim, Editor, Combat Fleets of the World
August 2004
The fourth and final MEKO A-200SAN frigate, the Menai, was delivered to the South African Navy on 15 june 2004. The Menai and three sisters, known as the Valour class, ...
COURTESY OF LLOYD LECAIN

Naval Institute Foundation

August 2004
In His Own Words: Lloyd G. LeCain Jr. My wife, Valentine, and I are retired Naval Reserve officers. We met at a reserve center. Valentine is Japanese American—she and her ...