November 1998 Proceedings Magazine: United States Naval Institute
U.S. Naval Institute November 1998 Volume 124/11/1,149
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SPECIAL MARINE CORPS Focus
Marine Corps Essay Contest Winners 24 The Writing on the Wall
By Captain Jason L. Morris, USMC
How ready are the Marines to take on gases and germs?
28 Bottom Line: It's Infantry
By Captain Scott E. Packard, USMC
When humanitarian operations go sour, the grunts had better be on scene.
32 Don't Forget the Fleet
By Major Henry Black, USMC
Goldwater-Nichols has not replaced Title 10, U.S.C.
36 The Price of 'Marine Green' Still Is High
By Bob Concordia
Not much has changed at Parris Island over the past 40 years.
38 Ring of Fire or Ring of Smoke?
By F. J. West, Jr.
If the rifle squad is central to this netcentric concept, then its C3 must be funded.
42 What Was Nimitz Thinking?
By Colonel Joseph H. Alexander, USMC (Ret.)
Could we have bypassed Peleliu in 1944? 47 Marine Corps Snaps
The First Tom Bartlett Photo Contest Winners
24 42 69
49 Until Death Do Us Part?
By Captain E. T. Gomulka, Chaplain Corps, USN
Premarital training can reduce a dreadful military divorce rate.
52 No Home on the Range
By Commander Eric Okerstrom, USN
Conserving training ranges and airspace has become a Joint problem.
56 Forward . . . From Long Island
By Captain Raymond S. McCord, USN, and Thomas S. Schoene
The recovery of TWA 800 serves as the model. 60 What We Need to Win the Drug War
By Commander Matt Blizard, USCG, and Lieutenant Joe DiRenzo III, USCG
Here are nine ways to skin this cat.
The Fleet: Here or Abroad, Modern or Antique, Powerful or Weak?
Naval Institute at 125 4
Brigadier General Edwin H. Simmons, USMC (Ret.)
Dr. Dov Zakheim
Part III: Five Fleets: Around the World
with the Nimitz
Professional Notes 69
The Surface Navy Needs Spotters Buoys Provide Real-Time Surf Data In the Shadow of Landfall
Change the Work-Up Cycle
Nobody asked me, but 77
It's a Great Time To Be at Sea
Membership News 6
Comment and Discussion 10
Another View 16
Book Reviews 82
Books of Interest 85
The U.S. Navy 87 Naval Systems 89
Points of Interest 90
World Naval Developments 91
Combat Fleets 93
Lest We Forget 94
Index to Advertisers 95
Cover: For the Marine recruit, not much has changed over the years. For the Corps itself, a great deal is changing. (Photo: Infantry Assault Course, Camp Pendleton, Sergeant Jason C. Huffine, USMC)
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