June 1984 Proceedings Magazine: United States Naval Institute
U. S. Naval Institute June 1984 Volume 110/6/976
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Cover: For years the U. S. naval chessboard has been dominated by the big carriers and their aircraft. In the future, checking the Soviet Navy will also require employing "Castles, Knights, and Bishops in Naval Strategy" (pages 30-37) and developing new tactics to exploit new technologies, "LAMPS III: Bluewater Technology, Backwater Tactics" (pages 109-111).
Photo by Robert L. Lawson.
- Castles, Knights, and Bishops in Naval Strategy
By Captain Robert C. Powers, USN
Nobody plays chess better than the Soviets who never overlook an opponent's mistake or make the smallest allowance for his ignorance. It's our move.
- The Not-too Forgotten War
By Commander Thomas M. Daly, USN
Religious fervor—as a foundation either for an economy or a revolution—is as impermanent as desert sand.
- Cutters and Sampans
By Senior Chief Dennis L. Noble, USCG (Ret.)
In just 75 days in 1965, the Coast Guard transformed itself from peacetime duties to a wartime footing half a world away.
- Swift Raiders
By Commander Richard L. Schreadley, USN (Ret.)
- Their Torpedo Tactics
By Milan Vego
For as long and as hard as they have been working at it, the Soviets ought to be better at torpedo warfare than they are.
- Confessions of a Flesh Peddler
By Commander John L. Byron, USN
The detailer pleases all officers some of the time and some officers all the time, but he can't please all officers all of the time.
- "Silver Bullets" and Coups de Grace
By Captain Robert Nutwell, USN
HARM's way—high-speed antiradiation missiles—is one way to go if TacAir wants to survive the Silver Bullet era.
Nobody asked me, but 84
Self-confidence—the First Requisite
Book Reviews 92
A Country Such as This
A Special Valor: The U. S.
Marines and the Pacific War The Sacred Warriors: Japan's
Suicide Legions Professional Notes 101
Surface Warfare: It's SAGging
Multiplying Our Contract Advantages
Beyond the Beachhead
LAMPS III: Bluewater
Penetrating the Water Curtain Pictorial 113
Fighting the Jungle Heat
U. S. Navy 121
Sailing Under the Ice
Secretary's Notes 7
Comment and Discussion .. 14
Books of Interest 97
Index to Advertisers 128
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