September 1998 Proceedings Magazine: United States Naval Institute

September 1998 Proceedings Magazine: United States Naval Institute



U.S. Naval Institute September 1998 Volume 124/9/1,147

The U.S. Naval Institute is a private, self-supporting, nonprofit professional society which publishes this magazine as a forum for the Sea Services. The Naval Institute is not a part of the U.S. Government. The opinions and assertions herein are the personal ones of the authors.
29 Translating Concepts into Capabilities
By General Henry H. Shelton, USA
2 Network Centric Works for Marines
By Lieutenant General John E. Rhodes, USMC


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.


48 Reflections

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

Other Departments

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

Notebook 126

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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