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October 1965 Proceedings Magazine: United States Naval Institute

October 1965 Proceedings Magazine: United States Naval Institute

A U-boat gun crew prepares to fire at a passing merchantman in this World War I painting by the late

German artist Claus Bergen. Magnum Photos, Inc.

See "U-Boats Off Our Coasts," page 84.


October, 1965


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Copyright ® 1965 by U. S. Naval Institute
Latin America and Naval Power 30

by Ambassador Robert McClintock
The Design of Naval Weapons 38

by Rear Adm. Miles H. Hubbard, USN (Rel.)
The Delusion of Strategic Parity 46

by Maj. Larry J. Larsen, USAF
Soviet Reporting of the Cuban Crisis 54

by Li: Cdr. John C. Pedersen, USN

The NROTC Plight 64

by Lt. Peter H. Smith, USN
The Two-Crew Ship: Precommissioning to
Deployment 68

by Cdr. W. A. Matson, USN
The Day the Astral Vanished 76

by Cdr. Arthur Gordon, USNR (Ret.)
U-Boats Off Our Coasts (Pictorial) 84

by Lt. Cdr. J. E. Wise, Jr., USN
Comment and Discussion 102
Book Reviews 114
Professional Reading 122
Book List 124
Professional Notes 130
Notebook 142
Progress 166
A Page from the Old Navy 168
Index to Advertisers 172
Secretary's Notes


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