US Naval Institute Proceedings - June 1979

Front Cover, U. S. Naval Institute Proceedings, Volume 105/6/916, June 1979.

Front Cover, U. S. Naval Institute Proceedings, Volume 105/6/916, June 1979. GGA Image ID # 167acb1f7f

On the Front Cover

To be effective against Soviet expansion, our amphibious forces must be both capable and ubiquitous, as posited in the article beginning on page 58. In this painting by Dante H. Bertoni, a CH-53 Sea Stallion is seen on board the USS New Orleans (LPH-11), in Subic Bay in the Philippines. (Courtesy of Navy Combat Art Collection.).

Issue Summary

The June 1979 issue articles include SALT and the Navy, The Drift Toward the Draft, The All-Volunteer Force in 1798, Andrew Irwin McKee: Naval Constructor, Countering Soviet Imperialism, Warships Should Look Warlike, and more.


  • SALT and the Navy
    By Lieutenant James L. George. VSN (Ret.)
    To most Americans, MAD is a magazine and MIRV is the first name of a talk-show host. But SALTalkers—both U. S. and Soviet—know that the U. S. Navy is both MAD and MIRV.
  • The Drift Toward the Draft
    By Lieutenant Colonel Henry J. Sage. USMC
    The All-Volunteer Force's worst enemies won't call it a total failure, and its firmest friends won't call it an unqualified success. Isn't that what was being said about the Draft when they abolished it in 1973?
  • The All-Volunteer Force in 1798
    By Lieutenant Daniel W. Wood. USCGR
    Back in the days when 74 men were crammed into a 56-foot vessel, there were more deaths from "an old sore leg,'' "the fleux,'' and "mysterious fevers" than from enemy action.
  • Andrew Irwin McKee: Naval Constructor
    By Commander John D. Alden, USN (Ret.)
    No man did more than he to make the pig-boat safe for her crew, a scourge to her enemies, and the sleepless sentry she has become today. But his talents were by no means limited to submarines.
  • Countering Soviet Imperialism
    By Colonel Joseph E. Hopkins, USMC, and Lieutenant Colonel W. R.Warren, USMC
    Soviet hegemony over Eurafrica can best be thwarted by naval forces which are capable of controlling the seas, thrusting Marines onto hostile shores, and supporting them as long as necessary.
  • Warships Should Look Warlike
    By Lieutenant John C. Roach. USNR. and Herbert A. Meier
    Warships between wars, like middle linebackers between plays, ought to ooze intimidation. For some reason, our modern ships don't look menacing. Soviet warships do.


  • Secretary's Notes
  • Comment and Discussion
  • Old Navy
  • Leadership Forum
  • Nobody asked me, but . . .
  • Book Reviews
  • Books of Interest to the Professional
  • Professional Notes
  • The U.S. Navy: Cruisers and Destroyers
  • 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 V. S. Naval Institute. Annapolis. Md. 21402. Second-class postage paid at Annapolis, Aid. and at additional mailing offices. Memberships/Subscriptions S15.00 one year U.S.A. Copyright © 1979 U. S. Naval Institute.

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