US Naval Institute Proceedings - November 1992

Front Cover, U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings, Volume 118/11/1,077, November 1992.

Front Cover, U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings, Volume 118/11/1,077, November 1992. GGA Image ID # 1d038b7dc3

On the Front Cover

The Navy air cushion landing craft racing toward shore with Marine light assault vehicles represents well the spirit of the Navy-Marine Corps White Paper . . From the Sea" (pp. 93-96) and the other special sections in this issue. (Cover photo courtesy of U.S. Navy Recruiting Command.)

Issue Summary

The November 1992 issue articles include Building Blocks of Naval Power, Keeping the Coast Clear, Let's Abolish the Corps, The Marine Corps' Computer Problem, 50 Years Ago — Fork to Victory, ComAirSols: A Real Joint Command, and more.

Table of Contents

Expeditionary Warfare

  • Something Old for Something New
    By General Carl E. Mundy, Jr., USMC
    Navy expeditionary forces are our best bet for the austere years ahead. So what else is new?
  • Still Go-ing ... Amphibious Warfare
    By Lieutenant General Bernard E. Trat nor, USMC (Ret.)
    In fact, it's the reenergized key to our naval future.
  • Interview: The Path Ahead for 'Gators and Marines
    With Rear Admiral J. B. LaPlante, USN
    The Gulf War's top 'Gator points the way toward a
    Golden Age.
  • Building Blocks of Naval Power
    By Admiral Frank B. Kelso II, USN
    From the CNO, a top-down look at an oft-neglected foundation stone.
  • Keeping the Coast Clear
    By Douglas Ramsdell
    Too hard? Tell that to the Reserves!
  • Still Misunderstood
    By Lieutenant Commander Joseph B. Thomas, USNR
    Okay, one last time: this is inshore undersea warfare . . .

Marine Corps Contest Prizewinners

  • Let's Abolish the Corps
    By Major Harries-Clichy Peterson, Jr., ÜSMC
    Two Generals Krulak can't be wrong . . .
  • The Marine Corps' Computer Problem
    By Captain Sean Coughlin, USMCR
    On the operational edge, things are looking grim.
  • Maneuver Warfare—From Theory to Practice
    By Commander Terry C. Pierce, USN
    It doesn't start—or stop—at the high-water mark.

Featured Articles

  • Two Wrongs Don't Make It Right
    By John Luddy
    Women in combat & sexual harassment.
  • Make the Word Become the Vision
    By Captains Peter M. Swartz and John L Byron, USN
    —and a rallying point for the naval services.


  • 50 Years Ago — Fork to Victory
    By Jack Sweetman
    As Churchill might have said: It was the beginning of the end of the beginning.
  • An Unhandsome Quitting
    By General Merrill B. Twining, USMC (Ret.)
    For the abandoned Marines—a second day that would live in infamy.
  • ComAirSols: A Real Joint Command
    By Major General John P. Condon, USMC (Ret.)
    Fighting for survival, the tri-service aviators went "purple"— long before it was fashionable.
  • ... From the Sea


Leadership Forum

  • Leading Women Marines


  • Back to Guadalcanal

Professional Notes

  • Pick the Best Unmanned Air Vehicle
  • Navy UAVs Need a Sponsor
  • LX: Key to the Future of the Amphibious Navy
  • The Best-Kept Secret in Pentagon Room 4E-686
  • Is There A Place For the Mk-71 8-inch Gun?
  • Seahawk or Sitting Duck
  • Civil Affairs in the Gulf War
  • The Gulf War's Patched-Together Air Intelligence

Nobody asked me, but

  • Aviation: It's About Support

Other Departments

  • Secretary's Notes
  • Comment and Discussion
  • Book Reviews
  • Books of Interest
  • The Republic Navies
  • World Naval Developments
  • Combat Fleets
  • 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 Naval 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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