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July 1979 Proceedings Magazine: United States Naval Institute

July 1979 Proceedings Magazine: United States Naval Institute



Soviet-Cuban Enterprises in Africa The bitter memories of Vietnam have made national leaders hesitant to intervene elsewhere. This national timidity has emboldened our adversaries.
ASW's_Passive Trap

In the deadly business of antisubmarine warfare, silence is often golden when it comes to use of active sonar. Alas, the gold may tarnish if the silence persists in the face of imminent attack.

By Commander P. Taylor Lonsdale, USN
We've Come a Long Way, But .. .

The catchy advertisements have noted the long way women have come, but many of today's unrestricted women line officers don't believe they have been allowed to come far enough.
Needed: Heavy Firepower
In the wartime amphibious landing, naval gunfire gave aid and comfort to the Marines by "softening" the beach. Today, however, it is our naval gunfire capability that seems to have softened.
Time to Put Our Maritime House in Order
Anyone who tries to sort out all the different government organizations which deal with maritime affairs is likely to conclude that there must be a better way of running things.
The Origin of the Naval Research Laboratory

Thomas Edison can be called the "inventor" of NRL. But if he had procrastinated as much with the incandescent bulb as he did with the research lab, we might still be reading by candlelight.

By David K. Allison
Pictorial—The Viking at Sea
Ever more capable are the Soviet submarines which cruise beneath the seas, and so too is the new breed of carrier-based antisubmarine aircraft—the S-3A Viking.

Photographs and Text by Robert L, Lawson


By Robert T. Burns

By Commander Beth F. Coye, USN

By Commander Todd Blades, USN (Ret.)

By Captain Alexander R. Larzelere, USCG

Secretary's Notes Comment and Discussion Old Navy 21 17
Leadership Forum Nobody asked me, but . Book Reviews & 86
Books of Interest Professional Notes As I Recall .. . Notebook 80
95 99 102 122 124

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are the personal ones of the authors and 6-6er 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.

United States Naval Institute

July 1979

Volume 105/7/917



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1 11 .on's group shot taken on a carrier's deck symbolize the Navy's current difficulty in keeping its ships manned with trained personnel. See this year's Vincent Astor Leadership Contest es- say, "Retention: Our #1 Goal," pages 82-8 5 .

U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings ISSN 0041-798X)

Proceedings is published monthly by U. S. Naval Institute, Annapolis, Md, 21402. Second-class postage paid at Annapolis, Md. and at additional mailing offices. Memberships/Subscriptions $18.00 one year U.S.A. Copyright © 1979 U. S. Naval Institute.

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