US Naval Institute Proceedings - July 1980

Front Cover, U. S. Naval Institute Proceedings, Volume 106/7/929, July 1980.

Front Cover, U. S. Naval Institute Proceedings, Volume 106/7/929, July 1980. GGA Image ID # 1d0bb6ff7e

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Although the British V/STOL Sea Harrier has gone to sea, the future of V/STOL aviation in the U. S. Navy remains undefined. Dave Hazen discusses this issue in the lead article, and Commander Weatherup proposes "Missions for V/STOL Aircraft" in a professional note. (Photo by Richard Cook, Courtesy British Aerospace, Inc.)


26 Nine Prejudices About Future Naval Systems

By David C. Hazen

V/STOL aircraft have had their ups and downs, but they are almost certain to be incorporated into the fleet in decades to come.

33 Negotiating a Law of the Sea

By Commander Frank B. Swayze, JAGC, USN

This month, the U.N. Law of the Sea Conference meets yet again. Perhaps, after five years of negotiation, it will be able to produce a treaty this time.

40 The Umpteenth Cuban Confrontation

By Captain Leslie K. Fenlon, Jr., USN (Ret.)

Because U. S. foreign policy interests so often seem to be focused on the Soviet Union and elsewhere overseas, our neglect of the Caribbean has led to many problems with Cuba.

46 A Breach in the Ramparts

By Ensign Christopher A. Abel, USCG

The Monroe Doctrine seems to have fallen by the wayside as the Soviets have increased their naval presence in the Caribbean.

51 Pictorial—The Seawise Pen of David Q. Scott By Roger C. Taylor

An old friend explores the nautical heritage of a man who contributed much to the look of the Proceedings.

60 Air Defense of the Carrier Task Group

By Captain John E. Lacouture, USN (Ret.)

Instead of pouring money into convoy escorts which probably will not be used anyway, the Navy should be concentrating on protecting its striking power—the aircraft carriers.

68 FDR's "Big Stick"

By John McVickar Haight, Jr.

The "Big Stick" is generally associated with another Roosevelt, but in the late 1930s, Franklin D. wanted to emulate his strong-willed predecessor.
Departments Cover
17 Secretary's Notes
21 Comment and Discussion 74 Old Navy
78 Leadership Forum
90 Nobody asked me, but . 93 Book Reviews
97 Books of Interest
101 Professional Notes
118 U. S. Navy: Frigates
123 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 $18.00 one year U.S.A. Copyright © 1980 U. S. Naval Institute. Copyright is not claimed for editorial material in the public domain.

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