August 1979 Proceedings Magazine: United States Naval Institute
United States Naval Institute
Seapower in the Indian Ocean: A Requirement
for Western Security 30
The long lines at U. S. gas pumps this summer have reinforced the importance of imported oil to our country. Will we take steps to
ensure the continuing flow of that oil from the Middle East?
By Captain John E. Lacouture, USN I Res.)
Soviet Naval Policy in the Indian Ocean 42
"Gunboat Diplomacy," that hated hallmark of imperialism, is alive and flourishing in the Indian Ocean, where its primary practitioner is not the U. S. or U. K., but the U.S.S.R.
By Lieutenant Commander William F. Hickman, USN
Pictorial—Diego Garcia: the Seabees at Work 53
The coral atoll is a long way from anything, but it's in the middle of everything in the Indian Ocean, and that's why the Seabees are reinforcing its naval support capability.
Photographs and Text by Journalist First Class Kirby Harrison, USN
Maritime Egypt: An Island in a Sea of Sand 62
Throughout the various Middle East Wars of the past 30 years, Egypt was on the "other" side. Now, however, we are developing ties of friendship and learning to appreciate its maritime potential.
By Captain Peter F. Block, USN I Rel.)
Special Problems in Navies in Developing Countries 70
We are familiar with the problems that go with trying to operate a large navy; less well known to us are the problems that plague the kind of small, backward navy we ourselves once were.
By Commander Raja Menon, IN
Lawrence of Arabia's Debt to Seapower 75
One of Lawrence's pleasures during the Arab Revolt was to rest on board Royal Navy ships between victories. Without those ships, there may have been no victories.
By Commander Charles L. Parnell, USN
Cover Departments 15 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 either the Navy Department or the U.S. Naval Institute.
Gene Klebe produced these three paintings of Seabee work on Diego Garcia for the Navy's Combat Art Collection. Superimposed on a chart of the atoll are pier construction, runway paving, and pole erection. Secretary's Notes Comment and Discussion Old Navy 23 & 87
Nobody asked me, but .. Book Reviews 84
Books of Interest . 98 101 104 108 121 123
The U. S. Navy: Guns Notebook
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