US Naval Institute Proceedings - February 1969

Front Cover, U. S. Naval Institute Proceedings, Vol. 95/2/792, February 1969.

Front Cover, U. S. Naval Institute Proceedings, Vol. 95/2/792, February 1969. GGA Image ID # 1d169b4a66

On the Cover

From an original collection of naval aviation art presented to the Navy by Abbott Laboratories, this painting, "Free Ballooning," by Adolf Dehn, offers a glimpse of the vanished era of lighter-than-air operations, which is also the subject of this month's pictorial. Courtesy of the U. S. Navy Combat Art Collection

Issue Summary

The February 1969 issue articles include The Military in the Free Society, A Master's Degree Program for Student Naval Aviators, Space Oceanography, The Logical Paradox, The Newsman in Vietnam, Our Russian War of 1918-1919, and more.

Table of Contents


  • The Military in the Free Society
    by Col. S. H. Hays, USA, and Lt. Col. Thomas A. Rehm, USA
    Has the time at last come when the United States should create a truly professional force to rid its citizens of onerous military obligations?
  • A Master's Degree Program for Student Naval Aviators
    by Rear Adm. D. H. Guinn, USN
    The need for more advanced higher education for student naval aviators was apparent, but unattainable, until the University of West Florida joined forces with the Navy.
  • Space Oceanography, The Logical Paradox
    by Cdr. Don Walsh, USN
    From aloft in his spacecraft, man is obtaining hitherto unobtainable information about his ancient adversary and ally—the sea.
  • The Newsman in Vietnam
    by Lt. Cdr. Ralph Blanchard, USN
    Only by understanding journalism and journalists can military men appraise the work of the press in Vietnam.
  • Our Russian War of 1918-1919
    by Rear Adm. Kemp Tolley, USN (Ret.)
    Few Americans ever heard of this war; but many Russians will never forget or forgive our part in it.
  • Finnish Icebreakers
    by Christian Landtman
    The Managing Director of Finland's largest icebreaker building shipyard confides some trade secrets.
  • Mission to Murmansk
    by Lt. Chester V. Jackson, USN (Ret.)
    The passing of a half century has not dimmed the memory of a bluejacket who was among the first armed Americans to land in European Russia.
  • Pictorial—They Sailed the Skies
    by Lt. J. Gordon Vaeth, USNR (Ret.)


  • Secretary's Notes
  • Comment and Discussion
  • Book Reviews
  • Professional Reading
  • Professional Notes
  • The Old Navy
  • Progress
  • Notebook
  • Book List

The opinions or assertions in the articles are the personal ones of the authors and are not to be construed as official. They do not necessarily reflect the views of either the Navy Department or the U. S. Naval Institute.

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