August 1998 Proceedings Magazine: United States Naval Institute
U.S. Naval Institute August 1998 Volume 124/8/1,146
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26 Five and Out?
By Captain E. Tyler Wooldridge III, USN
If we restore adventure and fun to sea duty, our good surface warfare officers will stay.
29 The Chiefs Are Not Happy
By Master Chief Machinist's Mate Mark Butler, USN
`Cuts in promotion opportunities and retirement pay make nobody smile.
31 Ship-to-Objective Maneuver: Will This Dog Hunt?
By Major Jeffrey P. Davis, USMC
Probably—but we still have a long way to go. 36 Trident Can Fire More than Nukes
By Captain James H. Patton, Jr., USN (Ret.)
. . . such as intelligence and communications satellites. 39 No Democracy Can Feel Secure
By Lieutenant Colonel Raymond S. Shelton, USMC
Our deployed forces will encounter biological agents—sooner, not later.
42 Sulfur, Serpents, and Sarin
By Captain Stuart D. Landersman, USN (Ret.)
45 Russia's Navy Remains in Decline
By Richard F. Staar
Its dreams of being a blue-water navy belong to the past.
50 Will Our Forces Match the Threat?
By Robert Callum
We cannot pick the most convenient threat. 54 I Found My Rainbow
By Journalist First Class Julius Evans, USN
But the coins in the pot of gold were collected along the way.
56 Navy Blue Goes Green
By The Honorable Steven S. Honigman and Captain John P. Quinn, JAG, USN
We must seize and retain the environmental initiative. 60 We Are Products of 1898
By Colonel James W. Hammond, Jr., USMC (Ret.)
The Spanish-American War moved our country on stage as a world power.
66 Redefining Coastal Warfare
By Captain Marke R. Shelley, USNR, and Commander Wayne C. Dumas, USCGR
Don't rely on old models; stretch for new solutions.
69 Vincent Astor Leadership Essay Contest: Second Co-Honorable Mention
Use Technology . . . BUT DON'T TRUST IT!
By Captain James T. Jenkins, USMC
Its promise may exceed its performance.
Commentary 2, 5
Answers Are on the Waterfront
Headline Blues: Ethical Crisis at CNN
Naval Institute at 125 6
RAdm. Thomas A. Brooks, USN (Ret.)
Dr. John Allen Williams
Nobody asked me, but . 35, 49
Don't Wear that D.C. Jacket
Embrace the Challenge
Professional Notes 71
Electric Propulsion: Commonality Is the Only Way
Rate of Fire Beats Tonnage During Operational Maneuver 8 Oceans
The National Institute of Military Justice: A Status Report Points of Interest
Cyclones Enter the 21st Century World Naval Developments
Other Departments Combat Fleets
Membership News Notebook
Lest We Forget
Index to Advertisers
Comment and Discussion 12 Cover: Marines from the Chemical Biologi-
Another View 16 cal Incident Response Force recently partici-
Book Reviews 82 pated in a Biological Warfare Exercise in
Books of Interest 85 Washington, D.C. For more on the threat, see
The U.S. Navy 87 pages 39-44. (Photo by S. Schaeffer/MAI)
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