April 1998 Proceedings Magazine: United States Naval Institute
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U.S. Naval Institute April 1998 Volume 124/4/1,142
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26 Wither the Warrior?
By Lieutenant Commander Eric Lanman, USN
How long will it be before we forget how to fight? 30 Counterbattery from the Sea
By Major James W. Hammond III, USMC
Modified, Aegis can fill an important gap. 35 Where's the Adventure?
By Lieutenant Robert Carretta, USNR
For too many JOs, it's just a job. 37 New Tools for New Jobs
By Lieutenant Colonel Kurt C. Reitinger, USA
For military operations other than war, we need tools other than lethal ones.
41 Finally Home, Again
By Richard C. Kurth
Kitty Hawk's homecoming haunts one Marine. 44 Dear Mr. President
By Commander James Howe, USCG
An open letter about the war on drugs.
47 Old Joint Team Needs a New Approach
By Major Christopher M. Bourne, USMC
Now is the time for the Navy and Marine Corps to forge new doctrine and a new operational organization.
52 Malachite Subs Post Proud Tradition
By Anatoly V. Kuteinikov
A recap of Soviet and Russian submarine-building efforts, from the Bureau's head engineer.
57 Pictorial: 36th Annual Photo Contest Winners 74 Beware of Geeks Bearing Gifts
By Lieutenant Commander Eric Johns, USN (Ret.)
In new computer systems, there is an inverse relationship between complexity and usefulness.
80 TBMD Could Backfire
By Commander D. H. L. MacDonald, RN
If we signal too much alarm over a historically minor threat, we could encourage adversaries to test our resolve.
Commentaries 2, 4
Interoperability: More Important
Who Defines Operational Necessity? Naval Institute at 125 8
Admiral Jay Johnson, USN
Admiral Frank B. Kelso II, USN (Ret.) Admiral E. R. Zumwalt, Jr., USN (Ret.)
Nobody asked me either, but ... 24
Could Forgotten A-12 Lessons Haunt
the Super Hornet?
Specials 34, 95
Behind "Titanic"—Way Behind
"Down to the Sea . . ." Nobody asked me, but 77
TQL: "They Quit Leading"
Bearing Zero, Zero, Zero
Professional Notes 84
All Dressed Up—But Where To Go? BuPers Weighs Anchor for Tennessee
Air Force Blends Technology & Humanity Our Antimissile Defenses Are Overrated Hawkeyes and Devil Dogs
Membership News 6
Comment and Discussion 12
Book Reviews 98
Books of Interest 101 The U.S. Navy 103
Points of Interest 106
World Naval Developments 107
Combat Fleets 109
Lest We Forget 110
Index to Advertisers 112
Cover: Canadair's CL-415 amphibian was designed for search and rescue, maritime patrol and surveillance, and fire fighting, as well other maritime missions. (Photo by David Karonidis, Second Prize Winner in our 36th Annual Photo Contest—pp. 57-73.)
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