US Naval Institute Proceedings - May 1998

Front Cover, U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings, Volume 124/5/1,143, May 1998.

Front Cover, U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings, Volume 124/5/1,143, May 1998. GGA Image ID # 1d02389553

On the Front Cover

Capable of fulfilling many missions on a single deployment, the carrier will remain the centerpiece of the "Navy after Next" (see pp. 64-70). The USS John C. Stennis (CVN-74), with Carrier Air Wing Seven embarked, heads to the Persian Gulf on her first operational deployment (Photo by Antony Platt, Blue Thunder Pictures).

Issue Summary

The May 1998 issue featured articles on The Sailor & the State, Building Surface Warriors, Landmines, Lies, and Other Phenomena, The (R)evolution of Mine Countermeasures, Navy after Next: Past Is Prologue, Annual Reviews, and More.

Table of Contents

Arleigh Burke Essay Contest Winners

  • Teaching Elephants to Swim
    By Commander Terry C. Pierce, USN
    First, they must learn to think more like whales.
  • The Sailor & the State
    By Captain John L Byron, USN (Ret.)
    Our Navy must not grow apart from our citizens.
  • Building Surface Warriors
    By Lieutenant (junior grade) Michele Poole, USN From the outset, they need more practical application.


  • Starting Cold War II?
    By Susan Eisenhower
    Expanding NATO can be dangerous.
  • Landmines, Lies, and Other Phenomena
    By Major General Jarvis D. Lynch, Jr., USMC (Ret.)
    An emotional ban would be worse than useless.
  • Mines Remain the Weapons that Wait
    By Lee M. Hunt
    The sea mine is maturing into a key role.
  • The (R)evolution of Mine Countermeasures
    By Captain Buzz Broughton, USN, and Commander Jay Burdon, USN
    Organic MCM means more than new hardware.
  • Lurking in the Deep-Sea Terrain
    By Robert D. Ballard
    The terrain we don't see counts, too.
  • Navy after Next: Past Is Prologue
    By Captain Peter Swartz, USN (Ret.)
    A backward look can guide us to the limit of our vision.
  • History of Arms Is the Difference
    By Michael Evans
    . . . as the source of service tradition and honor.
  • A New Kind of Officer
    By Al Christman
    Deak Parsons brought in the scientists and sparked a major weapons revolution.
  • Super Hornet: The Sailor's Aircraft Is on Track
    By Patrick Pinne ran and Chuck Allen
    Nearly three-fourths of the way through its flight-test program, it is passing all tests.

Annual Reviews

  • The U.S. Navy
    By Scott C. Truver
  • The U.S. Marine Corps
    By Lieutenant Colonel Frank G. Hoffman, USMCR
  • The U.S. Coast Guard
    By Vice Admiral Howard B. Thorsen, USCG (Ret.)
  • World Naval Developments
    By Norman Friedman
  • The U.S. Merchant Marine and Maritime Industry
    By Robert H. Pouch
  • U.S. Naval Aircraft and Weapon Developments
    By Floyd D. Kennedy, Jr.
  • Congressional Watch
    By Bradley Peniston
  • Notable Naval Books
    By Lieutenant Colonel Richard Seamon, USMCR (Ret.)
  • U.S. Naval Battle Force Changes
    By Samuel Loving Morison
  • Combat Fleets
    By A. D. Baker III


  • Joint Chiefs of Staff
  • Flag and General Officers
  • Recently Retired Officers
  • Index to Flag and General Officers


  • U.S. National Defense Command Structure
  • Office of the Secretary of Defense
  • Department of the Navy
  • Office of the Chief of Naval Operations
  • U.S. Marine Corps
  • U.S. Coast Guard
  • Department of Transportation
  • Maritime Administration
  • Congressional Committees

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  • Associations
  • Benefits Information
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  • U.S. Naval Institute
  • U.S. Naval Institute Golden Life Members
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  • U.S. Naval Institute Field Directors
  • Conferences and Exhibitions

Other Departments

Naval Institute at 125

  • Admiral Robert E. Kramek, USCG
  • Vice Admiral Arthur K. Cebrowski, USN


  • The Casualty Myth


  • Membership News
  • Comment and Discussion
  • Naval Systems
  • 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 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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