April 1981 Proceedings Magazine: United States Naval Institute
Proceedings United States Naval Institute
April 1981 Volume 107/4/938
26 Thinking Offensively
By Lieutenant Commander T. Wood Parker, USN
Although the United States is a peace-loving nation, the Navy must shed its defensive mind-set if it is to deter war.
32 Peacetime Admirals, Wartime Admirals
By Captain William Outerson, USN (Ret.)
The peacetime promotion system often stultifies or forces out the men who would become the best wartime flag officers.
38 Neither Navy was Ready
By Williamson Murray
Both the British and the Germans made faulty analyses of the future in preparing for World War II.
44 The Bismarck Lesson
By Commander Strafford Morss, USNR (Ret.for today
The sinking of the Bismarck in 1941 by inferior ships has a message for.today in the question of quality versus quantity.
51 Justice in the Soviet Navy
By Commander Andrew P. O'Rourke, JAGC, USNR
The Soviet Navy's conception of punishable offenses far exceeds that of our own naval services.
58 Building a Fleet to Suit the Market and the Military
By Commander Lawrance Wheeler, SC, USN (Ret.) and Bernard M. Collins For many years, the Merchant Marine Act of 1936 helped the U. S.-flag fleet suit the market. It does no longer.
64 Renaissance for the Seaplane?
By William Welling
New technology and new requirements may provide the opportunity for the venerable seaplane to make a naval and commercial comeback.
Old Navy 48
America Was Well Represented
Fighters That Never Got to "
the Fight, Part I
Leadership Forum 76
Nobody asked me, but 88
The Case for an ASW Warrant Nobody asked me either 88
The Training Commands
Aren't Supporting the Fleet Book Reviews 91
Arms, Men, and Budgets
In Retreat: The Canadian
Forces in the Trudeau Years
Professional Notes 98
Shipboard Fuel Economy Navy-Marine Corps
Pilot/NFO Attrition Williamsburgh to the Prinsendam's Rescue
Boeing's Jet Foil Undergoes
Royal Naval Evaluation
Our Expatriate Navy
The Coast Guard's New Surveillance Aircraft
Old Goats Still Spry
Writing for the Proceedings
F-18 Hornet: Did the Navy Get Stung?
The U. S. Navy 125
Strategic Problems and Options Other Departments
Secretary's Notes 17
Comment and Discussion 19
Books of Interest 95
Notebook 127 Cover: Without question, the carrier battle group is the centerpiece of U. S. naval offensive power at present. The prizewinning essay beginning on
page 26 questions the notion of putting so many eggs in only a few baskets. And an analysis of the F-18 procurement program, on pages 116-118, argues that the Navy may even be buying the wrong kind of eggs. Photo by Fred Maroon.
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