July 1974 Proceedings Magazine: United States Naval Institute

July 1974 Proceedings Magazine: United States Naval Institute

United States Naval Institute

July 1974


Volume 100, Number 7/857


Capt. S. A. Swarztrauber, USN

Lt. W. L. Dowdy, III, USNR

Cdr. J. V. Jolliffi USN and G. D. Kerr

Lt. J. E Ebersole, USCG

Cdr. Jack M. White, USN

Admiral of the Fleet S. G. Gorshkov, SN

Cdr. T. B. Buell, USN
On Hugging a Bear, Take Care
The Russian Bear respects strength, especially naval strength. Thus, if our country is to embrace the Bear in detente, the U. S. Navy must be every bit as strong as the Soviet Navy.
The Politics of Oil in the Wake of Yom Kippur
The Arabs control a large percentage of the world's oil reserves, and they demonstrated in the wake of Yom Kippur both a willingness and a capability to employ oil as a political weapon.
Design for Change: Present and Future

Changes to a naval ship over her lifetime are a virtual certainty. Designing for change should thus become a basic requirement in ship design. To what extent is "modularity" the answer?
Skimmer Ops

Using an 82-foot patrol boat to round up suspicious junks and sampans was like using an elephant to round up sheep. "Semper Paratus" for challenge, the Coast Guard introduced the Skimmers.
The Military and the Media
The conflict between the military men who make the news and those who report it is as old as warfare itself. The Naval War College's President has thus far arranged two cease-fire seminars.
Navies in War and In Peace

The author disagrees with Western historians who see Midway or Guadalcanal as the turning point in the Pacific war. This man of the sea's surprising choice is the land battle of Stalingrad.
Battle of the Philippine Sea
Almost exactly thirty years ago, during the invasion of the Marianas, Admiral Raymond A. Spruance made a decision, the pros and cons of which are still being argued.



Coirer Departments 80 83 105 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.
Commander Albert K. Murray, USNR (Ret.), has depicted Admiral Spruance flanked, left to right, by Captains Forrestel, Biggs, and Moore. The Old Navy Comment and Discussion Book Reviews 107
Professional Reading Professional Notes Notebook 110

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