June 1984 Proceedings Magazine: United States Naval Institute

June 1984 Proceedings Magazine: United States Naval Institute


U. S. Naval Institute June 1984 Volume 110/6/976

The U. S. Naval Institute is a private, self-supporting, nonprofit professional society which publishes this magazine as a forum for the Sea Services. The Institute is not a part of the U. S. Government. The opinions and assertions herein are the personal ones of the authors.

Cover: For years the U. S. naval chessboard has been dominated by the big carriers and their aircraft. In the future, checking the Soviet Navy will also require employing "Castles, Knights, and Bishops in Naval Strategy" (pages 30-37) and developing new tactics to exploit new technologies, "LAMPS III: Bluewater Technology, Backwater Tactics" (pages 109-111).

Photo by Robert L. Lawson.


  • Castles, Knights, and Bishops in Naval Strategy
    By Captain Robert C. Powers, USN
    Nobody plays chess better than the Soviets who never overlook an opponent's mistake or make the smallest allowance for his ignorance. It's our move.
  • The Not-too Forgotten War
    By Commander Thomas M. Daly, USN
    Religious fervor—as a foundation either for an economy or a revolution—is as impermanent as desert sand.
  • Cutters and Sampans
    By Senior Chief Dennis L. Noble, USCG (Ret.)
    In just 75 days in 1965, the Coast Guard transformed itself from peacetime duties to a wartime footing half a world away.
  • Swift Raiders
    By Commander Richard L. Schreadley, USN (Ret.)
  • Their Torpedo Tactics
    By Milan Vego
    For as long and as hard as they have been working at it, the Soviets ought to be better at torpedo warfare than they are.
  • Confessions of a Flesh Peddler
    By Commander John L. Byron, USN
    The detailer pleases all officers some of the time and some officers all the time, but he can't please all officers all of the time.
  • "Silver Bullets" and Coups de Grace
    By Captain Robert Nutwell, USN
    HARM's way—high-speed antiradiation missiles—is one way to go if TacAir wants to survive the Silver Bullet era.
  • Departments
    Nobody asked me, but 84
    Self-confidence—the First Requisite
    Book Reviews 92
    A Country Such as This
    A Special Valor: The U. S.
    Marines and the Pacific War The Sacred Warriors: Japan's
    Suicide Legions Professional Notes 101
    Surface Warfare: It's SAGging
    Multiplying Our Contract Advantages
    "Joint" Operation
    Beyond the Beachhead
    LAMPS III: Bluewater
    Technology, Backwater
    Penetrating the Water Curtain Pictorial 113
    Fighting the Jungle Heat
    U. S. Navy 121
    Sailing Under the Ice
    Other Departments
    Secretary's Notes 7
    Comment and Discussion .. 14
    Books of Interest 97
    Notebook 127
    Index to Advertisers 128

The Proceedings is published by the U. S. Naval Institute, Annapolis, MD 21402. Second class postage paid at Annapolis, MD and at additional mailing offices. Memberships, $24.00 one year/Subscriptions, $27.00 one year (U.S.A.). Copyright 1984 U. S. Naval Institute. Copyright is not claimed for editorial material in the public domain. U. S. Naval Institute Proceedings (ISSN 004I-798X).

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