US Naval Institute Proceedings - June 1984

Front Cover, U. S. Naval Institute Proceedings, Volume 110/6/976, June 1984.

Front Cover, U. S. Naval Institute Proceedings, Volume 110/6/976, June 1984. GGA Image ID # 1d059efb49

On the Front Cover

For years the U. S. naval chessboard has been dominated by the big carriers and their aircraft. In the future, checking the Soviet Navy will also require employing "Castles, Knights, and Bishops in Naval Strategy" (pages 30-37) and developing new tactics to exploit new technologies, "LAMPS III: Bluewater Technology, Backwater Tactics" (pages 109-111). Photo by Robert L. Lawson.

Issue Summary

The June 1984 issue articles include Castles, Knights, and Bishops in Naval Strategy, The Not-too Forgotten War, Cutters and Sampans, Their Torpedo Tactics, Confessions of a Flesh Peddler, "Silver Bullets" and Coups de Grace, and more.

Table of Contents

  • Castles, Knights, and Bishops in Naval Strategy
    By Captain Robert C. Powers, USN
    Nobody plays chess better than the Soviets who never overlook an opponent's mistake or make the smallest allowance for his ignorance. It's our move.
  • The Not-too Forgotten War
    By Commander Thomas M. Daly, USN
    Religious fervor—as a foundation either for an economy or a revolution—is as impermanent as desert sand.
  • Cutters and Sampans
    By Senior Chief Dennis L. Noble, USCG (Ret.)
    In just 75 days in 1965, the Coast Guard transformed itself from peacetime duties to a wartime footing half a world away.
  • Swift Raiders
    By Commander Richard L. Schreadley, USN (Ret.)
  • Their Torpedo Tactics
    By Milan Vego
    For as long and as hard as they have been working at it, the Soviets ought to be better at torpedo warfare than they are.
  • Confessions of a Flesh Peddler
    By Commander John L. Byron, USN
    The detailer pleases all officers some of the time and some officers all the time, but he can't please all officers all of the time.
  • "Silver Bullets" and Coups de Grace
    By Captain Robert Nutwell, USN
    HARM's way—high-speed antiradiation missiles—is one way to go if TacAir wants to survive the Silver Bullet era.


Nobody asked me, but

  • Self-confidence—the First Requisite

Book Reviews

  • A Country Such as This
  • A Special Valor: The U. S. Marines and the Pacific War
  • The Sacred Warriors: Japan's Suicide Legions

Professional Notes

  • Surface Warfare: It's SAGging
  • Multiplying Our Contract Advantages
  • "Joint" Operation
  • Beyond the Beachhead
  • LAMPS III: Bluewater
  • Technology, Backwater


  • Penetrating the Water Curtain Pictorial
  • Fighting the Jungle Heat
  • U. S. Navy
  • Sailing Under the Ice

Other Departments

  • Secretary's Notes
  • Comment and Discussion
  • Books of Interest
  • Notebook
  • Index to Advertisers

The U. S. Naval Institute is a private, self-supporting, nonprofit professional society which publishes this magazine as a forum for the Sea Services. The Institute is not a part of the U. S. Government. The opinions and assertions herein are the personal ones of the authors.

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