US Naval Institute Proceedings - April 1998

Front Cover, U. S. Naval Institute Proceedings, Volume 124/4/1,142, April 1998.

Front Cover, U. S. Naval Institute Proceedings, Volume 124/4/1,142, April 1998. GGA Image ID # 1d0288e8bc

On the Front Cover

Canadair's CL-415 amphibian was designed for search and rescue, maritime patrol and surveillance, and fire fighting, as well other maritime missions. (Photo by David Karonidis, Second Prize Winner in our 36th Annual Photo Contest—pp. 57-73.)

Issue Summary

The April 1998 issue articles include Counterbattery from the Sea, New Tools for New Jobs, Old Joint Team Needs a New Approach, Beware of Geeks Bearing Gifts, Malachite Subs Post Proud Tradition, TBMD Could Backfire, and more.

Table of Contents

  • Wither the Warrior?
    By Lieutenant Commander Eric Lanman, USN
    How long will it be before we forget how to fight?
  • Where's the Adventure?
    By Lieutenant Robert Carretta, USNR
    For too many JOs, it's just a job.
  • Counterbattery from the Sea
    By Major James W. Hammond HI, USMC
    Modified, Aegis can fill an important gap.
  • New Tools for New Jobs
    By Lieutenant Colonel Kurt C. Reitinger, USA
    For military operations other than war, we need tools other than lethal ones.
  • Finally Home, Again
    By Richard C. Kurth
    Kitty Hawk's homecoming haunts one Marine.
  • Dear Mr. President
    By Commander James Howe, USCG
    An open letter about the war on drugs.
  • Old Joint Team Needs a New Approach
    By Major Christopher M. Bourne, USMC
    Now is the time for the Navy and Marine Corps to forge new doctrine and a new operational organization.
  • Malachite Subs Post Proud Tradition
    By Anatoly V. Kuteinikov
    A recap of Soviet and Russian submarine-building efforts, from the Bureau's head engineer.
  • Pictorial: 36th Annual Photo Contest Winners
  • Beware of Geeks Bearing Gifts
    By Lieutenant Commander Eric Johns, USN (Ret.)
    In new computer systems, there is an inverse relationship between complexity and usefulness.
  • TBMD Could Backfire
    By Commander D. H. L. MacDonald, RN
    If we signal too much alarm over a historically minor threat, we could encourage adversaries to test our resolve.



  • Interoperability: More Important Than Ever
  • Who Defines Operational Necessity?

Naval Institute at 125

  • Admiral Jay Johnson, USN
  • Admiral Frank B. Kelso II, USN (Ret.)
  • Admiral E. R. Zumwalt, Jr., USN (Ret.)

Nobody asked me either, but

  • Could Forgotten A-12 Lessons Haunt the Super Hornet?


  • Behind "Titanic"—Way Behind "Down to the Sea

Nobody asked me, but

  • TQL: "They Quit Leading"
  • Bearing Zero, Zero, Zero

Professional Notes

  • All Dressed Up—But Where To Go?
  • BuPers Weighs Anchor for Tennessee
  • Air Force Blends Technology & Humanity
  • Our Antimissile Defenses Are Overrated
  • Hawkeyes and Devil Dogs

Other Departments

  • Membership News
  • Comment and Discussion
  • Book Reviews
  • Books of Interest
  • The U.S. Navy
  • Oceans
  • Points of Interest
  • World Naval Developments
  • Combat Fleets
  • Notebook
  • Lest We Forget
  • 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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