April 1979 Proceedings Magazine: United States Naval Institute

April 1979 Proceedings Magazine: United States Naval Institute

United States Naval Institute
April 1979 Volume 105/4/914

U. S. National Strategy: Outward Bound .. .
with Inadequate Charts 30
Gone are the days when the United States was unquestionably the world's strongest power. The Soviet Union's incursions all over the globe have weakened our sway and produced growing confusion.
By Rear Admiral Robert j Hanks. USN (Ret.)
Tactical Complacency: Change Now or Fail Later 36
"Practice daily with guns," urged Thomas Truxtun when the
Navy was young. Alas, in the years following its 200 anniversary the Navy practices too much paper-shuffling and not enough with the guns.
By Lieutenant Commander Miles A. Libbey, III, USN
December 1950 at Hungnam 44
The First Marine Division's fighting withdrawal from the Chosin Reservoir is now part of the Corps' legend. The story of the U.S. evacuation which followed is told by the man who commanded it. By Vice Admiral James H. Doyle, USN (Ref. I and Arthur J. Mayer

Counterinsurgency: Corrupting Concept 56
In the continuing post mortems of the Vietnam War, it now seems that the U.S. effort was doomed from the beginning. A capability became a strategy which was applied in the wrong place and with the wrong allies.
By Colonel William F. Long, USA (Ref.)
Fighter Crews: You Fight the Way You Practice 65
An athletic team that gives its best performance on the practice field instead of the game itself is not likely to do well in the
standings. The Navy's fighter crews may have the same problem. By Lieutenant Commander Lynn Carter. II, USN
Pictorial—USS Norton Sound: the Newest Old Ship 70
Some ships have a usefulness which far outlives the duty for which they were originally planned. So it is for this World War II
seaplane tender which has tested a weapon system so new it isn't yet in the fleet.
Text by Norman Polmar

Lt. Bill Linder's photograph (courtesy of Wings Publishing Company) shows VF-41's F-14A Tomcat #110 completing a loop above Virginia Beach. In an article this month, LCdr. Lynn Carter II, USN, approaches the problem of providing realistic training for our fighter crews. (See page 65.)
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Secretary's Notes 19

The New Newport 20
Comment and Discussion 25 & 86
Leadership Forum 84

Nobody asked me, but 94

Book Reviews 96
Books of Interest to
the Professional Professional Notes The U.S. Navy:

Phased Array Radars 119

Notebook 123
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.
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