November 1968 Proceedings Magazine: United States Naval Institute

November 1968 Proceedings Magazine: United States Naval Institute


For the advancement of professional, literary, and scientific knowledge in the Navy

Board of Control


Admiral Thomas II. Moorer, U. S. Navy


Rear Admiral James Calvert, U. S. Navy


Commander R. T. L. Howler, Jr., U. S. Navy (Retired)

Rear Admiral Henry I.. Miller, U. S. Navy Rear Admiral W. P. Mack, U. S. Navy Brigadier General Herman Poggemeyer,
U. S. Marine Corps
Captain Lawrence Heyworth, Jr., U. 8. Navy Captain Albert A. Heckman, U. S. Coast Guard Captain Raymond A. Komorowski, U. S. Navy

Past Presidents
Admiral David D. Porter 1573
Rear Admiral John L. Wonders 1074
Rear Admiral C. V. R. Rodgers 11174 75, 1552 53 Commodore Foxhall A. Parker 11176-79
Rear Admiral John Rodgers 1117942

Rear Admiral Thornton A. Jenkins l$$1 HI Rear Admiral Edward Simpson MS 57 Rear Admiral Stephen B. Luce 1557 95 Rear Admiral Wm. T. Sampson 1898-1902 Rear Admiral H. C. Taylor 1902-1904
Rear Admiral C. F. Goodrich 1904-1909

Rear Admiral Richard Wainwright 1909 II Rear Admiral Bradley A. Flake 1911-25 Vice Admiral William I.. Rodgers 1923-24 Admiral Henry B. Wilson 1924-26
Admiral Hilary P. Jones 1926-28

Rear Admiral Edward W. Eberle 1928-29 Admiral S. S. Robison 1929-31

Rear Admiral M. L. Bristol 1931-33 Admiral William H. Standley 1933-35 Admiral David Foote Sellers 1935-37 Fleet Admiral William D. Leahy 1937-40 Admiral H. R. Stark 1940-42
Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimltz 1942-43, 1946-48 Fleet Admiral E. J. King 1943-46
Admiral Louis E. Denfield 1948-50

Admiral Robert B. Carney 1950-52, 1954-56 Admiral William M. Fechtler 1952-54

Admiral Arleigh A. Burke 1956-59, 1960-61 Admiral Jerauld Wright 1959-60

Admiral George W. Anderson, Jr. 1961-63 Admiral David L. McDonald 1963-67

U. S. Naval Institute Staff

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Louise Gerretson, Assistant Editor Mary Veronica Amoss, Assistant Editor Kenneth G. Walsh, Assistant Editor


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November 1968


The color sketch, of a

Navy crewman of a Mobile Support Team (SEAL) PBR on the Bassac River in the Mekong Delta, is one of a series completed by the artist, Mr. Barbary H. Brown, for the U. S. Navy Combat Art Collection under the auspices of the Navy Art Co-operation and Liaison Committee (NACAL).


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Secretary's Notes 24

Contingency Planning: A New Perspective 26

by Lt. Col. David R. Hughes, USA

The Corsair II As I See It 38

by Cdr. James C. Hill, USN

Needed: Shallow Thinking

by Charles C. Bates, George Tselepis, and Daniel Von Nieda

. . . Justice for All"? 52

by Capt. William G. Proctor, Jr., USMCR

Is SEATO Obsolete? .... . • • 56

by Cdr. Roger J. Miller, USN

The Latin American Military

by Capt. Raymond J. Toner, USN (Ret.)

Gunboats in the Desert 74

by Lt. Charles L. Parnell, USN

Pictorial—Farewell to Chichi Jima

Photography by James F. Falk, JOC, USN

Comment and Discussion 105

Book Reviews 118

Professional Reading 127

Professional Notes 132

The Old Navy 149

Progress 152

Notebook 154

Book List 162




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