US Naval Institute Proceedings - June 1980

Front Cover, U. S. Naval Institute Proceedings, Volume 108/8/828, June 1980.

Front Cover, U. S. Naval Institute Proceedings, Volume 108/8/828, June 1980. GGA Image ID # 1d0bc43d55

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Satellites—such as Big Bird, pictured in this painting by Cal Sacks. Big Bird has already caused a good deal of consternation, as Commander Cecil Jones points out in his article.



26 The Swinging Debate
By Rear Admiral Robert Hank, USN (Ret.)
We would never abandon our Asian allies militarily or leave Japan exposed in case of a NATO-Warsaw Pact war . . . would we?
32 "A Foreign Troop. . ."
By Major David P. Evans, USMC
Lack of support at home, incessant troop requests, guerrilla fighting on unfamiliar territory—these were all problems we faced in Vietnam just as the British had faced them during our Revolution.
38 Ready for What?
By Lieutenant Commander Bernard D. Cole, USN
Current procedures seemingly place more emphasis on passing inspections than on preparing for battle.
41 Photographic Satellite Reconnaissance
By Commander Cecil B. Jones, USN (Ret.)
How good are photo satellites? Can they really read an auto's license number? Can they even see the car?
52 An Alternative to Appeasement
By Mark N. Katz
When the Soviets and their Cuban surrogates encourage Third World insurgencies, we usually play into their hands by fighting the insurgents rather than the instigators.
58 Flags of Convenience or Flags of Necessity?
By Captain Albert T. Church, Jr., USN (Ret.)
According to maritime expert Bert Steeple, U. S. maritime labor unions are forcing American companies to use foreign-flag tonnage.
63 Pictorial—Vigilante Fadeout
By Lieutenant Commander Peter B. Mersky, USNR
Built as a heavy bomber, the A-5 became the RA-5 and joined the attack carrier air groups over North Vietnam as a photo reconnaissance plane.
70 Shock Forces
By Commander Robert C. Powers, USN
By giving surface ships a cruise missile capability, we could multiply the number of U. S. Navy offensive threats.
Departments Cover
17 Secretary's Notes
20 Comment and Discussion
87 Book Reviews
91 Books of Interest 95 Professional Notes 110 Combat Fleets
119 Soviet Navy in 1979: Part II 125 Notebook
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86 Nobody asked me, but .. . beginning on page 4 1.

Future battles may well hinge on the photo intelligence provided by 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. U. S. Naval Institute Proceedings (ISSN 0041-798X)

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