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US Naval Institute Proceedings - March 1969

Front Cover, U. S. Naval Institute Proceedings, Vol. 95/3/793, March 1969.

Front Cover, U. S. Naval Institute Proceedings, Vol. 95/3/793, March 1969. GGA Image ID # 1d1610589c

On the Front Cover

The distinguished artist, Carl Evers, worked from dozens of photographs to ensure accuracy of detail in the magnificent tempera painting of the USS New Jersey (BB-62) as she is presently configured for her latest assignment. For a firsthand report of New Jersey's initial combat appearance in Vietnam, turn to Colonel Robert Heinl's "Welcome to the War," beginning on page 58.

Expanded Front Cover, March 1969 Proceedings, Showing the USS New Jersey (BB-62), by C. G. Evers.

Expanded Front Cover, March 1969 Proceedings, Showing the USS New Jersey (BB-62), by C. G. Evers. GGA Image ID # 1d161bb2ae

A special notice on page 110 provides information for those wishing to order 22" x 29" full-color prints of the New Jersey.

Issue Summary

The March 1969 issue articles include a Prize Essay—The Encircling Sea, Collective Security and the Defense of Shipping, Military Aid and Comfort to Dictatorships, The Vietnamese Naval Academy, Welcome to the War, and more.

Table of Contents


  • Prize Essay—The Encircling Sea
    by John J. Clark
    The Russians seem to be learning, and Americans should not forget, the unique advantages of a maritime strategy.
  • Collective Security and the Defense of Shipping
    by Vice Adm. B. B. Schofield, Royal Navy (Ret.)
    The Free World cannot hope to counter, simultaneously in every area, the threat to shipping which Russia is capable of mounting. What, then, must be done?
  • Military Aid and Comfort to Dictatorships
    by Colonel A. H. Victor, Jr., USA
    Is it now—is it ever—in our national interest to contribute, through various assistance programs, to the perpetuation of undemocratic regimes?
  • The Vietnamese Naval Academy
    by Lieutenant Commander R. L. Madouse, USN
    Unlike Annapolis, whose alumni are always a minority in the U. S. Navy, Vietnam's Naval Academy is practically the sole source of that country's naval officers.
  • Welcome to the War
    by Colonel Robert D. Heinl, Jr., USMC (Ret.)
    The author was on board when the battleship New Jersey fired her first shot in anger off the shore of North Vietnam.
  • The Two Voyages of the Wasa
    by Lieutenant Eric L. Westberg, USN
    Unique problems attend the restoration of a Swedish warship that was entombed in Stockholm's harbor for 331 years.
  • Public Affairs in the Instant World
    by Albert E. Eastman
    All officers—but particularly flag officers—should be conscious of the pitfalls inherent in public affairs.
  • Pictorial—The Basic School, Quantico, Core of the Corps
    by 1st Lt. Barry M. Broman, USMC


  • 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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