Publisher's Page

January 2004
One search is over for the U.S. Naval Institute—Tom Wilkerson is on board and leading as CEO/Publisher—and another one begins. Naval Institute Press Director Ron Chambers has announced his retirement ...

World Naval Developments

By Norman Friedman, Author, The Naval Institute Guide to World Naval Weapon Systems
January 2004
Mine Warfare Sensors Get SmarterAt the recent International Maritime Defense Exposition in Singapore, Thales announced a new underwater unmanned vehicle (UUV) sensor package for mine countermeasures. The great problem ...

Comment and Discussion

January 2004
"Arm All Navy Helicopters"(See W. Tunick, M. Weaver, pp. 36-39, December 2003 Proceedings)Commander Jeffrey Barta, U.S. Navy-I was glad to read that Commander, Carrier Group Two has initiated plans for ...

Al Qaeda Defeated – On to Its Demise

By Rear Admiral Stuart Platt, USN (Ret.), and James Na
January 2004
The price of freedom is courage. The war on terror is a struggle that might see successes and reverses, but one that ultimately will result in the demise of al ...

We Have a Process for Transformation

By Dr. Thomas C. Hone
January 2004
In responding to Commander Jeff Huber's October 2003 article ("Invasion of the Transformers"), Captain Thomas Davis agrees with other critics that defense "transformation" is "a parlor trick that will produce ...

"Sanctuaries" Give Us the Edge

By Adam B. Siegel
January 2004
The U.S. military currently has four de facto "sanctuaries" that create significant asymmetric advantages over any opponent. As demonstrated during Operation Iraqi Freedom and elsewhere, U.S. forces can operate in ...

Sea Basing Isn't Just about the Sea

By Lieutenant Commander John J. Klein, USN, and Major Rich Morales, USA
January 2004
It will change the way the Army projects power, and less presence on the ground could affect U.S. diplomatic efforts.

Learning from the Masters

By By Douglas Combs and Lieutenant Commander Fred Kacher, U.S. Navy
January 2004
Examining the characteristics of three masters of transformation—Jack Welch, Vince Lombardi, and Elmo Zumwalt—can help the Navy on its own journey.For the past three years, the word transformation has ...

Why Did Navy Helos Cross the Beach?

By Lieutenant Commander Kevin P. Lenox, U.S. Navy
January 2004
U.S. Navy seals are counting on naval helicopters to maintain their ability to operate overland with little notice. This helo from Helicopter Antisubmarine Squadron Six prepares to land near Jacobabad ...

Lethal in the Littoral: A Smaller, Meaner LCS

By Lieutenant (junior grade) Jonathan F. Solomon, U.S. Navy
January 2004
Much has been written on the littoral combat ship, but the most important question has yet to be debated: What do we want this revolutionary combatant to do for us ...

Why We Need Nonnuclear Subs

By Lieutenant Commander Allen L. Edmiston, U.S. Navy
January 2004
Advances in power technology—such as those in the new German U31, employing a silent fuel-cell system in conjunction with air-independent propulsion—are making nonnuclear submarines more combat effective. Adding some nonnuclear ...

Joint Is Dead: What Is Next?

By Ensign Christopher Briem, U.S. Naval Reserve
January 2004
Joint operations will give way to the challenges of greater cooperation between the military and civilian organizations outside the Department of Defense—such as in Somalia, where this Marine stood guard ...

Professional Note: UAVs Need a Better Road Map

By Commander Russell Knight, U.S. Navy, and Lieutenant Colonel Keith Allford, U.S. Air Force
January 2004
The article by Commander William Johnson in the April 2003 Proceedings (pp. 37-39) and the subsequent letter by Captain William Toti in the May issue (p. 10) would lead readers ...

Book Reviews

January 2004
The Iraq War: A Military History Williamson Murray and Major General Robert H. Scales Jr., USA (Ret.). Cambridge, MA: Belknap/Harvard University Press, 2003. 312 pp. Maps. Photos. Appen. Notes. Sources ...

Nobody Asked Me, But...End Manned Aerial Reconnaissance

By Commander Kevin J. Sudbeck, U.S. Navy
January 2004
Manned signals intelligence reconnaissance aircraft are things of the past. It is time to take the technological leap to high-endurance unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). Fielding a new manned reconnaissance aircraft ...

Combat Fleets

By A. D. Baker III, Editor, Combat Fleets of the World
January 2004
Seen here on the day of her launch, 27 July 2003, is the 620-ton Swedish Navy guided-missile patrol combatant Helsingborg, the second of five units of the Visby class on ...

Lest We Forget: John Kilby; Attack Squadron (VA) 36

By Lieutenant Commander Thomas J. Cutler, USN (Ret.), and Lieutenant Commander Rick Burgess, USN (Ret.)
January 2004
John KilbyJohn Kilby went to sea as a privateer in the early days of the American Revolution. But it was his misfortune to be captured by the British and remain ...

Naval Institute Foundation

January 2004
Through Planning, His Legacy Lives OnLongtime Naval Institute member Clarence G. "Gene" Leggett’s life came full circle when he was buried at sea by the crew of the USS Wasp ...

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