Realizing an important strategic goal, the U.S. Naval Institute has just completed digitizing every issue of Proceedings published over 140 years. With the contents preserved electronically, they will be available to Members now and in the years to come to access, use, and enjoy.
The 1970s brought dramatic change to the naval services and to Proceedings. The transition from a long, bitter conventional war to a promising new generation of ships and aircraft also refocused the Navy on the Cold War, which had continued unabated during the near-decade morass in Vietnam.
Meanwhile, the first three years of the decade naturally included articles relevant to Southeast Asia. The January 1970 Proceedings included Commander Murland Searight’s “Prepare to Sweep Mines,” describing Tonkin Gulf operations and anticipating clearing Haiphong Harbor in 1973. Vietnam-oriented articles also included prisoner-of-war issues and Marine Corps aviation in Southeast Asia.