US Naval Institute Proceedings - December 1980

Front Cover, US Naval Institute Proceedings, Volume 10e/121934, December 1980.

Front Cover, US Naval Institute Proceedings, Volume 10e/121934, December 1980. GGA Image ID # 1d0afedc20

On the Front Cover

The surface-to-air guided missile, shown here being fired by a nuclear-powered cruiser, is an accepted part of today's Navy, but it is a relatively new weapon. The world's first guided missile cruiser Boston (CAG-1) went into commission 25 years ago last month. For the origin of these weapons, see "The Birth of Guided Missiles," starting on page 54. The photo is courtesy of FMC Corporation.

Issue Summary

The December 1980 issue articles include Degrees of Naval Warfare; Maneuver in Naval Warfare; The War Powers Resolution; The AVF—Making It Work; The Birth of Guided Missiles; Fish Stories; Pictorial—The Quest for Ancient Gold; and more.

Table of Contents


  • Degrees of Naval Warfare
    By Captain L. Dale Smith, USN (Rd.)
    There are two reasons why we should disrupt the Navy's presently "pretty good" educational system: retention and professionalism.
  • Maneuver in Naval Warfare
    By Commander Linton Wells II. USN
    Maneuver warfare at sea lets us probe our enemy's weaknesses and exploit traditional U. S. strengths such as innovation under pressure.
  • The War Powers Resolution
    By 1st Lieutenant Kevin E. Johns. USMC
    Congress didn't like being left out of the vital war and peace decisions; Presidents Ford and Carter have not totally succeeded in cutting them in.
  • The AVF—Making It Work
    By Major David Evans, USMC
    The Administration and Congress can and must do a better job of marshaling public support and understanding for the AVF.
  • The Birth of Guided Missiles
    By Rear Admiral Delmar S. Fahrney. USN (Ret. )
    The Germans developed the world's first guided missiles. Right? Wrong! We designed, and tested them two years before Germany.
  • Fish Stories
    By Ensign Christopher A. Abel. USCG
    Coast Guardsmen, enforcing the 200-mile limit, are finding that the
    fishermen's records, like their stories, are not always to be believed.
  • Pictorial—The Quest for Ancient Gold
    By Stephen M. Voynick
    The rapid growth of the treasure salvage industry is understandable when one considers that Spain alone lost nearly $2 billion at sea.


Old Navy

  • "Air Power and the Royal Navy"

The U. S. Navy

  • Like Swatting Bees

Professional Notes

  • Naval Aircraft, Part 3 in a Telephone Booth Readying the "Ready" Reserves
  • Soviet Ship Types

Nobody asked me, but

  • U. S. Navy Sail Training 1980
  • Their New Cruiser
  • Solving the Submarine
  • The Coast Guard's Red Fleet

Other Departments

  • Force People Problem
  • Performance Appraisal
  • Secretary's Notes
  • Book Reviews
  • Development Aid
  • Comment and Discussion
  • "Understanding the Soviet (Soviet) Diesel Boats
  • Forever Books of Interest
  • Navy" Command and Control: The Notebook
  • "From Pearl Harbor to Vietnam" Two-Edged Sword
  • "Les Porte-Avions Francais" Blue Water Bounty

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. U. S. Naval Institute Proceedings (ISSN 0041-798X)

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