Editor's Page

By F.H. Rainbow
March 2004
Change and transformation are two overused and loosely defined words. At the Naval Institute, we define these words by actions. We have a new Press Director—Mark Gatlin. Mark worked most ...

Comment and Discussion

March 2004
"Forward Resuscitative Surgery in Operation Iraqi Freedom" (See H. R. Bohman, B. C. Baker, R. A. Stevens, pp. 73-76, February 2004 Proceedings) Captain Robin I. Davidson, M.D., U.S. Naval Reserve, ...

World Naval Developments: Missile's Era Ends

By Norman Friedman, Author, The Naval Institute Guide to World Naval Weapon Systems
March 2004
At the end of 2003, the Italian Navy retired the training cruiser Vittorio Veneto, ending the half-century career of the Terrier/Standard ER series of missiles. The history of these weapons ...

We Need Another "Greatest Generation"

By Dennis M. McCarthy
March 2004
From 1941 to 1945, citizens of the Quad Cities—four towns straddling the Illinois-Iowa border in the heartland of America—worked in war industries, bought war bonds, and rationed sugar. They sent ...

The Commanders Respond

March 2004
From Southeast Asia to the jungles of Colombia, navies are confronting terrorism around the world. This year, the Naval Institute asked the commanders of the world's navies: "What do you ...

Counterdrug Ops Offer a Chance to Excel

By Lieutenant Commander William R. Daly, USN
March 2004
Viewed from a long-term perspective, counterdrug operations—such as the recent counterdrug deployment of the Thomas S. Gates (CG-51)—are good for the country, the Navy, and the ship. Surface warfare officers ...

Cobras Rock in Iraqi Freedom

By Captain Allen D. Grinalds, USMC
March 2004
During combat operations in Iraq, the grunts wanted Cobras, and the Marine Corps rotary-wing community obliged, providing close air support and armed reconnaissance. Now it is time to evaluate that ...

The Reign in Spain

By Kit Bonner
March 2004
A year ago, my wife and I spent a few weeks in Spain, Portugal, and Morocco, and as usual were in search of naval information and photos no one else ...

MBAs Build War Fighters

By Lieutenant Nathan Kring, USN
March 2004
Senior leaders are drawing on business experience to transform the military. The Navy should seize every opportunity to provide its officers with business education, such as programs leading to masters ...

The Navy Must Put People First

By Greg Maxwell and J. Robert Bost
March 2004
A key element of "Sea Power 21" is the Sea Warrior initiative, which will "serve as the foundation for warfighting effectiveness by ensuring the right skills are in the right ...

Book Reviews

March 2004
Light This Candle: The Life and Times of Alan Shepard, America's First Spaceman Neal Thompson. New York: Crown, 2004. 464 pp. Photos. Bib. Index. $27.50. Reviewed by David Hartman It ...
NAVAL INSTITUTE PHOTO ARCHIVE

Lest We Forget: Randall "Duke" Cunningham; Patrol Squadron 49

By Lieutenant Commander Thomas J. Cutler, USN (Ret.), and Lieutenant Commander Rick Burgess, USN (Ret.)
March 2004
Randall "Duke" Cunningham On 19 January 1972, an F-4 Phantom II piloted by Lieutenant Randall "Duke" Cunningham took off from the USS Constellation (CV-64) on a mission over North Vietnam. ...

Naval Institute Foundation

March 2004
In His Own Words: James E. Wise Jr. I come from a family of stockyards workers—modest, hard-working people. To my knowledge, none of my ancestors served in the military; they ...