July 1998 Proceedings Magazine: United States Naval Institute
U.S. Naval Institute July 1998 Volume 124/7/1,145
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War Isn't a Rational Business
By Colonel T. X. Hammes, USMC
. . . and network-centric warfare isn't the answer.
Is American Military Professionalism Declining? By Thomas E. Ricks
Religiosity and politics are the enemies.
Why They Called the Scorpion "Scrapiron" By Mark A. Bradley
Members of her crew did . . . for some good reasons.
Paperless Navy . . . Pshaw!
By Lieutenant Michael Junge, USN
There's a way to tear up the paper yoke.
It's Time to Face the Gender Paradox
By Mackubin Thomas Owens
Sidebars by: Lieutenant Commander Patrick Vincent, USNR; Captain Rosemary Mariner, USN (Ret.); Rear Admiral S. Frank Gallo, USN (Ret.); and Elaine Donnelley
50 Leadership Essay Contest: 1st Honorable Obligations of the Citizen-Soldier
By First Lieutenant John P. Brown, USMC
Even though standards may differ, we must not isolate ourselves from the larger society.
52 The Total Force Is the Future
By Stephen M. Duncan
And there must be a principled approach to strategy and force planning.
55 Let the Fleet Design the Carrier
By Captain Pierre G. Vining, USN
Sailors know that size and nuclear power impart flexibility.
59 ANGLICO: Deep Fires or Deep Six?
By Major Michael Morris, USMC
Tweak the Air/Naval Gunfire Liaison Companies, but don't discard 'em.
1 CAPSTONE ESSAY CONTEST WINNERS
64 Because We Can, We Should
By Ensign Matthew Gilbreath, USN
Realpolitik must be tempered by idealism.
65 End the Zero-Defects Mentality
By Ensign Bethany Craft, USN
Start by replacing the top-down-only personnel evaluation systems.
67 Do More with Less
By Ensign Nicholas Pinson, USN
Uninhabited combat air vehicles can stretch scarce aviation dollars.
70 Get Psyched!
By Second Lieutenant Richard M. Rusnok, Jr., USMC Marines should recruit a few linguists with bullhorns.
Commentary 2 Take a Tip from the Coast Guard World Naval Developments 91
The DD-21 as Deus ex Machina A Better Way to Buy Complex Systems Combat Fleets 93
Nobody asked me, but 63, 79, 87 Other Departments Notebook 94
A Different Kind of Hollow Force? Membership News 6 Lest We Forget 94
Don't Trade on the Uniform Comment and Discussion 10 Index to Advertisers 96
You Can Have Your Cake Another View 16
and Eat It, Too Book Reviews 82 Cover: Proceedings celebrates Independence
Professional Notes 72 Books of Interest 85 Day by honoring the nation's veterans.
Exercising the Operational Art in Steel The U.S. Navy 88 "Military Retirees Will Test Federal Health
Knight VII Naval Systems 89 Care Benefits," see page 90. (Photo by Terri
Points of Interest 90 Cavoli)
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