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September 1979 Proceedings Magazine: United States Naval Institute

September 1979 Proceedings Magazine: United States Naval Institute

United States Naval Institute Proceedings
September 1979
Volume 105/9/919

Strategic Deterrence In the Age of Detente 28
The lessening of tension in the post-Cold War era has combined with SALT to ease our fears. But it is unthinkable that we should not be thinking about nuclear war when our very survival is at stake.
• By Captain Robert J. Carlin, USN (Rd.)
Strategic Metaphors 36
Strategic planners rarely say what they mean or mean what they
say. The rest of us need translators just to interpret their convoluted language.
By Colonel John C. Scharfen, USMC (Ret.) and Kristine S. Wilcox
The Naval Officer/Medical Officer Quandary 42
The Navy's doctor shortage is severe and getting worse. Instead of proposing higher pay, a doctor who has left the Navy suggests more understanding from line officers.
By Michael S. Smith, M.D.
Jim Crow in the Navy (1798-1941) 46
In the early Navy, as throughout the United States, racial discrimination was a habit of mind. On the occasions when integration was achieved, it reflected anything but social enlightenment.
By Frederick S. Harrod
International Terrorism and the Defense of Offshore Facilities 54
U. S. oil rigs—remote, valuable, and vulnerable symbols of wealth and power—may soon prove to be too tempting a target
for terrorists to ignore.
By Lieutenant Commander John F. Ebersole, USCG
The Underwater Sabotage Threat 61
Posing a threat to oil rigs, ships, and other water-related targets are modern-day terrorists who need relatively little special training and can easily buy sophisticated equipment.
By Captain Raymond A. Hundevadt, USN (Ret.)
The Challenge in Enlisted Personnel Management 65
Slow? You want to know how slow the Navy is in tending to even the most routine affairs of its enlisted personnel? Glaciers move faster. Molasses in January moves faster.
By Commander John J. Purse!, USN
Pictorial—The Nautilus Turns 25 73
Some see this Tenneco oil drilling platform in the South Marsh Island area as tall and beautiful against the Gulf of Mexico sunset. Others may see a potential bull's-eye for a terrorist attack. (Photo by B. J. Nixon for Tenneco, 4nc.)
U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings (ISSN 004I-798X)
Departments 21 17 & 79 70 95 99 103 118 123
Secretary's Notes Comment and Discussion Old Navy
Book Reviews
Books of Interest Professional Notes Nobody asked me, but . . Notebook
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.
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 @ 1979U. S. Naval Institute.

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