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July 1979 Proceedings Magazine: United States Naval Institute

Proceedings, United States Naval Institute, July 1979, Volume 105/7/917.

The missing faces in JOl Kirby Harrison'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 essay, "Retention: Our #1 Goal," pages 82-85. Proceedings, United States Naval Institute, July 1979, Volume 105/7/917. GGA Image ID # 167a815107


Soviet-Cuban Enterprises in Africa
By Robert T. Burnt
The bitter memories of Vietnam have made national leaders hesitant to intervene elsewhere. This national timidity has emboldened our adversaries.

ASW's Passive Trap
By Commander P. Taylor Lonsdale, USN
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.

We've Come a Long Way, But . . .
By Commander Beth F. Coye, USN
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
By Commander Todd Blades, USN (Ret.)
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
By Captain Alexander R. Larzelere. USCG
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
By David K. Allison
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.

Pictorial—The Viking at Sea
Photographs and Text by Robert L. Lawson
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.


  • Secretary's Notes
  • Comment and Discussion
  • Old Navy
  • Leadership Forum
  • Nobody asked me, but . . .
  • Book Reviews
  • Books of Interest
  • Professional Notes
  • As I Recall . . .
  • Notebook

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