Editor's Page

By F.H. Rainbow
September 2004
At the Naval Institute, we believe our seminar program is Proceedings Live. We take issues identified on the pages of Proceedings—and many of the authors of these contributions—and feature ...

Comment and Discussion

September 2004
"A New System for Vessel Tracking"(See G. Lynch and N. Corbin, pp. 40-42, August 2004 Proceedings)Lieutenant David S. Crestin, U.S. Naval Reserve-This piece is well written, as are most of ...

How the Terrorists Can Win

By Captain James F. Kelly, U.S. Navy (Retired)
September 2004
After reviewing the various reactions to events precipitated by the slaughter of the four U.S. civilians in Falluja, the beheading atrocities, overreaction by much of the media to the mistreatment ...

Commanding the Contested Zones

By Bridagier General Robert E. Schmidle, USMC, and Lieutenant Colonel Frank G. Hoffman, USMCR (Ret.)
September 2004
Lessons from Afghanistan and Iraq established the need to improve our ability to conduct wide-ranging netted operations.

Military Off-the-Shelf Has Promise and Pitfalls

By Lieutenant Commander Hunter Ware, USN
September 2004
Grafting missions onto existing platforms—such as adapting the F/A-18 for airborne electronic attack as the EA-18G "Growler"—can offer both money and time savings, but it also means accepting limitations.Over ...

The Value of Electronic Warfare Endures

By Captain Ralph E. Poore, USN (Ret.)
September 2004
The use of electronic countermeasures (ECM) within naval aviation can be traced to 1943, when U.S. Navy patrol aircraft were equipped with crude detection capabilities to track radar signals from ...

Some Unmanned Combat Air Vessels Are Standing By

By Lieutenant Commander Louis CasaBianca, USNR
September 2004
Nothing on the UCAV drawing boards compares with the capabilities offered by retrofitted surplus aircraft—following the lead of this unmanned QF-4—that could be flying in months.Driving through Arizona's Davis-Monthan ...

Hand-Me-Down Jet

By Commander Brooks Honeycutt, U.S. Naval Reserve (Retired)
September 2004
A member of VFP-779, a reserve fighter photo-reconnaissance squadron, recalls the day in 1951 when he and 16 other pilots took turns flying the squadron's only FJ-1 Fury jet airplane—and ...

Extend the Defensive Umbrella

By Lieutenant J. Michael Barrett, U. S. Naval Reserve
September 2004
Protecting and securing our military interests from terrorist attack also means protecting and securing the communities that host our bases and facilities.The U.S. armed forces have failed to account ...

Professional Notes

September 2004
Navy Helos Should Support SEALsLieutenant Commander John Zerr, U.S. NavyNot since the days of Vietnam have the Navy SEALs been afforded the opportunity to work this closely with their ...

Book Reviews

September 2004
Wings of Gold: The U.S. Naval Air Campaign in World War II Gerald Astor. New York: Presidio, 2004. 464 pp. Photos. Bib. Index. $26.95.Reviewed by Captain Rosario M. Rausa, ...

Oceans: Death in the Oceans

By Don Walsh
September 2004
The World Ocean is "downhill" from all humankind's activities. Coastal seas receive a continuous flow of sewage, municipal wastes, and other pollutants—but it is here where most marine resource develoment ...

Combat Fleets

By Eric Wertheim, Editor, <i>Combat Fleets of the World</i>
September 2004
The recently delivered Yemeni fast patrol boat P-1022, here undergoing sea trials in June 2004, is one of ten built by Austal Ships of Henderson, Western Australia, all of which ...

Naval Institute Foundation

September 2004
In Their Own Words: Joseph Callo and Sally McElwreath CalloSupport for the Naval Institute Foundation comes from many sources, including the husband—wife team of Rear Admiral Joseph Callo and Captain ...

Lest We Forget: Larry Fletcher Potts; VF-126

By Lieutenant Commander Thomas J. Cutler, USN (Ret.), and Lieutenant Commander Rick Burgess, USN (Ret.)
September 2004
Larry Fletcher PottsLarry Fletcher Potts and I are different. Most of our differences do not matter. One does.When Larry and I shot pool together in the evenings back in 1972, ...

From Our Archive: Marine Corps FB-1

September 2004
A Marine Corps FB-1 from Squadron VF-1M provides a resting spot for its pilot. The FBs were built between 1923 and 1929 and were the first successful Boeing-designed fighters. The ...