May 1998 Proceedings Magazine: United States Naval Institute

May 1998 Proceedings Magazine: United States Naval Institute


86 The U.S. Navy

By Scott C. Truver

96 The U.S. Marine Corps

By Lieutenant Colonel Frank G. Hoffman, USMCR

102 The U.S. Coast Guard

By Vice Admiral Howard B. Thorsen, USCG (Ret.)

107 World Naval Developments

By Norman Friedman

114 The U.S. Merchant Marine and Maritime Industry

By Robert H. Pouch

120 U.S. Naval Aircraft and Weapon Developments

By Floyd D. Kennedy, Jr.

131 Congressional Watch

By Bradley Peniston

135 Notable Naval Books

By Lieutenant Colonel Richard

Seamon, USMCR (Ret.)

183 U.S. Naval Battle Force Changes

By Samuel Loring Morison

189 Combat Fleets

By A. D. Baker III
Joint Chiefs of Staff 141
Flag and General Officers 141
Recently Retired Officers 167
Index to Flag and General Officers 167
U.S. National Defense Command Structure 170
Office of the Secretary of Defense 170
Department of the Navy 171
Office of the Chief of Naval Operations 171
U.S. Marine Corps 172
.U.S. Coast Guard 172
Department of Transportation 172
Maritime Administration 172
Congressional Committees 173
Information Sources
U.S. Navy 175
U.S. Marine Corps 175
U.S. Coast Guard 176
Military and Maritime Agencies 176
Associations 177
Benefits Information 178
USNI Military Database 178
U.S. Naval Institute 178
U.S. Naval Institute Golden Life Members 179
U.S. Naval Institute Silver Members 179
U.S. Naval Institute Field Directors 181
Conferences and Exhibitions 182
Other Departments
Naval Institute at 125 6
Admiral Robert E. Kramek, USCG
Vice Admiral Arthur K. Cebrowski, USN
Commentary 10
The Casualty Myth
Membership News 8
Comment and Discussion 14
Naval Systems 188
Notebook 190
Lest We Forget 191
Index to Advertisers 191

Capable of fulfilling many missions on a single deployment, the carrier will remain the centerpiece of the "Navy after Next" (see pp. 64-70). The USS John C. Stennis (CVN-74), with Carrier Air Wing Seven embarked, heads to the Persian Gulf on her first operational deployment (Photo by Antony Platt, Blue Thunder Pictures).









38 Starting Cold War II?

By Susan Eisenhower

Expanding NATO can be dangerous.
44 Landmines, Lies, and Other Phenomena

By Major General arvis D. Lynch, Jr., USMC (Ret.)

An emotional ban would be worse than useless. 50 Mines Remain the Weapons that Wait

By Lee M. Hunt

The sea mine is maturing into a key role.
55 The (R)evolution of Mine Countermeasures

By Captain Buzz Broughton, USN, and Commander Jay Burdon, USN

Organic MCM means more than new hardware. 60 Lurking in the Deep-Sea Terrain

By Robert D. Ballard

The terrain we don't see counts, too. 64 Navy after Next: Past Is Prologue

By Captain Peter Swartz, USN (Ret.)

A backward look can guide us to the limit of our vision.

73 History of Arms Is the Difference

By Michael Evans

. . . as the source of service tradition and honor. 79 A New Kind of Officer

By Al Christman

Deak Parsons brought in the scientists and sparked a major weapons revolution.

81 Super Hornet: The Sailor's Aircraft Is on Track

By Patrick Finneran and Chuck Allen

Nearly three-fourths of the way through its flight-test program, it is passing all tests.

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26 Teaching Elephants to Swim

By Commander Terry C. Pierce, USN

First, they must learn to think more like whales. 30 The Sailor & the State

By Captain John L. Byron, USN (Ret.)

Our Navy must not grow apart from our citizens. 34 Building Surface Warriors

By Lieutenant (junior grade) Michele Poole, USN

From the outset, they need more practical application.

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