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January 1971 Proceedings Magazine: United States Naval Institute

January 1971 Proceedings Magazine: United States Naval Institute

United States Naval Institute
January 1971 Volume 97, Number 1/815
Vital Interests and Volunteer Forces 18
Oddly, the subject of the all-volunteer force seems to have passed the "whether" and "when" stages without ever satisfactorily resolving "why" and "how."
Lt Leon P. Brooks, USN
Shipboard Habitability: Restricted Areas 24
The story is the same on both new ships and on older, modernized vessels: modern equipment requires more men who have to be berthed in less desirable areas.
Cdr. Melville J. Byington, Jr., USN
Naval Aviation: The Beginning 32
In 1910, only a handful of visionaries saw a place in the Navy for the frail, underpowered patchworks of fabric and bamboo. Yet, within a year, the Navy had become fully and irrevocably fledged.
Thomas Ray
Tomorrow's Warships: Their Cost and Value 43
Free World navies seem to agree that smaller ships are more than smaller targetsi they may be the biggest, best, and perhaps only chance of countering Soviet IRBMS and missiles.
Vice Adm. B. B. Schofield, RN (Ret.)

Battle Management for Strategic Weapons Systems 49
A viable national strategy is not possible as long as interservice rivalries persist and civilians refuse to permit a military finger to touch the strategic nuclear weapons button.

lc A Cs!. Ralph L. Giddings, Jr., USA (Ret.)

Capt. Sigmund Bajak, USNR Two-Two-Twelve-Three: the Brand-new Ball Game 53
Two attack carrier wings, two carrier ASW groups, 12 patrol squadrons, and three transport squadrons may be the long-sought formula for a well-equipped, combat-ready Naval Air Reserve
Pictorial—Naval Air Reconnaissance 57
Compiled by Cdr. James E. Wise, Jr., USN
Cover Departments 68 71 79 89 91 95 101 The opinions or assertions in the articles are the personal ones of the authors and are not to be construed as official. They do not necessarily reflect the views of
This month's cover, depicting naval aviation's first "moment of truth" as Eugene Ely becomes airborne from the USS Birmingham, was painted especially for the Naval Institute by R. G. Smith, the widely-known aviation artist who has recently completed a series of paintings for the Navy Combat Art Collection. The Old Navy either the Navy Department or the U. S. Naval Institute.
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