US Naval Institute Proceedings - June 1981

Front Cover, United States Naval Institute Proceedings, Vol. 107/6/940, June 1981.

Front Cover, United States Naval Institute Proceedings, Vol. 107/6/940, June 1981. GGA Image ID # 16a81519b8

On the Front Cover

An SH-3A Sea King hovers as it uses its active dipping sonar in the Pacific. This capability is in danger of being lost if a replacement for the SH-3 and its ASW offense is not found immediately. For more details on the Sea King, see page 99. Photo by R. L. Lawson.

Issue Summary

The June 1981 issue articles include Needed: Flying Squadrons For Flexibility, The Worldwide Soviet Threat, Combat Engineers: Obstacles to Overcome, A Return to Military Smartness and Discipline, America's Working Heritage, and more.

Table of Contents


  • Needed: Flying Squadrons For Flexibility
    By Lieutenant James L. George, USN (Ret.)
    The upcoming “surplus” of one U. S. aircraft carrier affords the opportunity to create a powerful crisis-reaction force.
  • The Worldwide Soviet Threat
    By Admiral Jose J. Merino, Chilean Navy
    If the enemy of our enemy is our friend, why are we so unfriendly toward Chile which is unfriendly toward the U.S.S.R.?
  • Combat Engineers: Obstacles to Overcome
    By Major James A. Marapoti, USMC
    Whether the obstacles are man-made or natural, the Marines will need better equipment and training to overcome them.
  • A Return to Military Smartness and Discipline
    By Captain Ronald A. Bowling, USN (Ret.)
    Permissiveness, particularly toward the use of drugs, has gone too far in the Navy. It’s time for offenders to shape up or ship out.
  • Pictorial—Sayonara
    By USS St. Paul (CA-73)
    Cutting torches may have reduced the old heavy cruiser to scrap, but they couldn’t keep her from remembering how she used to be.
  • “Broadway” Sailors
    By David Watts Tibbott
    World War I was young and so were many of the naval reservists on board J. P. Morgan's yacht Corsair when she headed for France.
  • America’s Working Heritage
    By Edwin H. Mairs
    Sometimes the old ways are the best ways, and so it is as the barque Eagle trains future Coast Guard officers.


Old Navy

  • Booze Aboard

Leadership Forum

  • Classical Approach to Leadership

Nobody asked me, but

  • A Battleship Manning Proposal

Book Reviews

  • The Rapid Deployment Force and U. S. Military Intervention in the Persian Gulf
  • The Devil's Voyage
  • A Drop Too Many

Professional Notes

  • Sea King: ASW Workhorse
  • The Federal German Navy: Linchpin of the Northern Flank
  • The Buck Starts Here
  • The FFG-7 Program: A Shipbuilding Status Report
  • Toward Smaller, Simpler Submarines
  • Naval Warfare in the Gulf: Iraq versus Iran
  • Return of the Prodigals


  • One of Their New Destroyers: Sovremennyy

Other Departments

  • Secretary’s Notes
  • Comment and Discussion
  • Books of Interest
  • 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.

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