US Naval Institute Proceedings - April 1979

Front Cover, U. S. Naval Institute Proceedings, Volume 105/4/914, April 1979.

Front Cover, U. S. Naval Institute Proceedings, Volume 105/4/914, April 1979. GGA Image ID # 167af998be

On the Front Cover

Lt. Bill Linder's photograph (courtesy of Wings Publishing Company) shows VF-4 I s F-14A Tomcat # 110 completing a loop above Virginia Beach. In an article this month, LCdr. Lynn Carter II, USN, approaches the problem of providing realistic training for our fighter crews. (Sec page 65.)

Issue Summary

The April 1979 issue articles include U. S. National Strategy: Outward Bound . . . with Inadequate Charts, Tactical Complacency: Change Now or Fail Later, Counterinsurgency: Corrupting Concept, Fighter Crews: You Fight the Way You Practice, and more.


  • U. S. National Strategy: Outward Bound . . . with Inadequate Charts
    By Rear Admiral Robert J Hanks. USN (Ret.)
    Gone are the days when the United States was unquestionably the world's strongest power. The Soviet Union's incursions all over the globe have weakened our sway and produced growing confusion.
  • Tactical Complacency: Change Now or Fail Later
    By Lieutenant Commander Miles A. I.tbbey. Ill, USN
    "Practice daily with guns," urged Thomas Truxtun when the Navy was young. Alas, in the years following its 200 anniversary the Navy practices too much paper-shuffling and not enough with the guns.
  • December 1950 at Hungnam
    By Vice Admiral James H. Doyle. USN (Ret.) and Arthur J. Mayer
    The First Marine Division's Fighting withdrawal from the Chosin Reservoir is now part of the Corps' legend. The story of the U.S. evacuation which followed is cold by the man who commanded it.
  • Counterinsurgency: Corrupting Concept
    By Colonel William F. Lang. USA (Ret.)
    In the continuing post mortems of the Vietnam War, it now seems that the U.S. effort was doomed from the beginning. A capability became a strategy which was applied in the wrong place and with the wrong allies.
  • Fighter Crews: You Fight the Way You Practice
    By Lieutenant Commander Lynn Carter, II. USN
    An athletic team that gives its best performance on the practice field instead of the game itself is not likely to do well in the standings. The Navy's fighter crews may have the same problem.
  • Pictorial—USS Norton Sound: the Newest Old Ship
    Text by Norman Polmar
    Some ships have a usefulness which far outlives the duty for which they were originally planned. So it is for this World War II seaplane tender which has tested a weapon system so new it isn't yet in the fleet.


  • Secretary's Notes
  • The New Newport
  • Comment and Discussion
  • Leadership Forum
  • Nobody asked me, but . . .
  • Book Reviews
  • Books of Interest to the Professional
  • Professional Notes
  • The U. S. Navy: Phased Array Radars
  • Notebook

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.

Proceedings is published monthly by U. S. Naval Institute, Annapolis, Md. 21402. Second-class postage paid at Annapolis, Md. and at additional mailing offices. Memberships/Subscriptions $15.00 one year U.S.A. Copyright © 1979 U. S. Naval Institute.

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