April 1999 Proceedings Magazine: United States Naval Institute
U.S. Naval Institute April 1999 Volume 125/4/1,154
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30 Masters, Martyrs & Spectators
By Lieutenant Commander Clay Harris, USN
It's time to reconsider bringing back the draft. 36 Desert Fox: The Third Night
By Major Ross Roberts, USMC
How much longer can we substitute manned aircraft for missiles?
41 Mined Beaches— •
If You Can't Avoid 'em, Breach 'em
By Captain Roni Meyerhoff USMC
The MCAC offers a way out of a serious bind. 44 There Are Limits on Sea-Based NMD
By Commander John M. Pollin, USN
The course to a sea-based national missile defense is not simple, quick, or cheap.
48 A "National Fleet" for America
$y Vice Admiral Thomas Fargo, USN, and Rear Admiral Ernest Riutta, USCG
The tradition of Navy-Coast Guard cooperation should become policy.
54 Absence of Purpose
By Captain Wade R. Sanders, USNR (Retired)
Recruiting and retention efforts must go to the state of the Navy's heart and spirit.
57 Pictorial: 37th Annual Photo Contest Winners 74 With the Marines at Tarawa
By Peter Neushul and
Second Lieutenant James D. Neushul, USMC
Intrepid cameramen brought the war home.
80 Can a Minimum-Manned Ship Survive Combat?
By Captain Pierre Vining, USN
Survival requires the ability to suffer heavy damage and fight on.
Commentaries 2, 6
Why I Will Leave the Navy
We're Recruiting Another Great
Specials 35, 52
Reflections on the 1979 Fastnet Race
A Snapshot of Pyongyang
Nobody asked me, but 84
Maintain Our Corps' Values
Professional Notes 87
Ethics for Those Who Go Down to the Sea in Ships
Man-Overboard Signaling Technology I Can Save Lives
The Naked Fleet
Space: The Salvation of America's Shipyards
Membership News 10
Comment and Discussion 12
Another View 18
The U.S. Navy 94
Book Reviews 98
Books of Interest 101 Oceans 103
Points of Interest 104
World Naval Developments 105
Combat Fleets 107
Lest We Forget 108
Index to Advertisers 110
Cover: Stephen Saywell brings us this shot of Royal Navy special divers in training, which won third prize in the Naval Institute's 37th Annual Naval and Maritime Photo Contest. For the other winners see pages 57-73.
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