September 1998 Proceedings Magazine: United States Naval Institute
U.S. Naval Institute September 1998 Volume 124/9/1,147
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29 Translating Concepts into Capabilities
By General Henry H. Shelton, USA
2 Network Centric Works for Marines
By Lieutenant General John E. Rhodes, USMC
COLIN L. POWELL JOINT WARFIGHTING CONTEST WINNERS
30 Centers of Gravity Are a Myth
By Colonel Mark Cancian, USMCR
Is joint doctrine aiming at the wrong objective?
36 Deny U.S. Access?
By Thomas G. Mahnken
Countering the new threat
demands a joint response.
FEATURES 40 Joint but Unique
By Captain John G. Morgan, USN
The Navy must retain its unique ability to control and project power from the sea.
44 When It's Time to Pay Their Dues . . .
By Major Jon P. Hull, USMC
. . . too many quality ground officers are walking out. 52 You Can't Fool the Troops
By Captain Owen West, USMCR
Add peer and subordinate inputs to fitness reports. 55 Ain't No Way To Mobilize
By Captain T. J. Brown, USN
Mobilization must find a voice—and an advocate. 58 Training for Measured Response
By Captain Stephen A. Simpson, USMC, and
Gunnery Sergeant Steven G. Carlson, USMC
"Train the trainers" in nonlethal weapons and tactics. 62 The Asian Anchor
By Darrin W. S. MacKinnon
There are good reasons to keep India as an ally. 64 Cracking the Nuclear Club
By Commodore R. P. Khanna, IN (Ret.), and Lalit Sethi
Will the 21st century be ushered in by nuclear Armageddon in South Asia?
67 Bravery Will Not Be Enough
By Captain Daniel S. Appleton, USN (Ret.)
Ships must train toward the ultimate goal:
delivering firepower while taking casualties.
92 Network-Centric Antisubmarine Warfare
By Vice Admiral James R. Fitzgerald, USN (Ret.), Raymond J. Christian, and Robert C. Manke
First, we must develop sensors that work at long-enough ranges.
96 Walking the Missile Defense Tightrope
By Lieutenant David A. Adams, USN
The immediate problem is a political one.
SPECIAL AVIATION FOCUS
By R. F. O'Connor
For naval aviators, all roads lead back to Trador Jon's. 70 Admiral with Wings
By Thomas Wildenberg
"Bull" Reeves shaped the future of carrier aviation. 74 Five Fleets: Around the World with the Nimitz
By Lieutenant Commander William R. Bray, USN
The first account in a six-part series. Departments 79 Demonstrating the Carrier's Firepower
By Angelyn Jewell and Maureen Wigge
Surge 97 set high-tempo records.
84 A J.O. Looks at TacAir Readiness
By Lieutenant Patrick Porter, USN
With maintenance, it's "pay me now or pay me later." 89 "The Battle Fleet Must Have Eyes"
By Rear Admiral William R. Smedberg IV, USN (Ret.)
The Navy's UAV future is riding on ongoing testing.
Naval Institute at 125 6
Commander Terry C. Pierce, USN
Admiral William D Smith, USN (Ret )
Leadership Forum 101
Getting Back to Basics
Professional Notes 121
Tactical Information Technology . . . From the Sea
The Failure of the Inter-Deployment Training Cycle
Nobody asked me, but 118, 120
Don't Blame the Politicians!
End the Optempo Game
Membership News 8
Comment and Discussion 12
Another View 14
Book Reviews 106
Books of Interest 109
The U.S. Navy 111 Naval Systems 113
Points of Interest 114
World Naval Developments 115
Combat Fleets 117
Lest We Forget 126
Index to Advertisers 119
Cover: An F-14A Tomcat, self-portrait by Tom Twomey. Special aviation focus package begins on page 48.
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