US Naval Institute Proceedings - July 1998

Front Cover, U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings, Volume 124/7/1,145, July 1998.

Front Cover, U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings, Volume 124/7/1,145, July 1998. GGA Image ID # 1d01ef52a3

On the Front Cover: Proceedings celebrates Independence Day by honoring the nation's veterans. "Military Retirees Will Test Federal Health Care Benefits," see page 90. (Photo by Terri Cavoli)

The July 1998 issue articles include War Isn't a Rational Business, Is American Military Professionalism Declining? Paperless Navy . . . Pshaw!, It's Time to Face the Gender Paradox, Obligations of the Citizen-Soldier, Let the Fleet Design the Carrier, and more.

Table of Contents

  • War Isn't a Rational Business
    By Colonel T. X. Hammes, USMC
    . . . and network-centric warfare isn't the answer.
  • Is American Military Professionalism Declining?
    By Thomas E. Ricks
    Religiosity and politics are the enemies.
  • Why They Called the Scorpion "Scrapiron"
    By Mark A. Bradley
    Members of her crew did ... for some good reasons.
  • Paperless Navy . . . Pshaw!
    By Lieutenant Michael Junge, USN
    There's a way to tear up the paper yoke.
  • It's Time to Face the Gender Paradox
    By Mackubin Thomas Owens
    Sidebars by: Lieutenant Commander Patrick Vincent, USNR; Captain Rosemary Mariner, USN (Ret.); Rear Admiral S. Frank Gallo, USN (Ret.); and Elaine Donnelley
  • Leadership Essay Contest: 1st Honorable - Obligations of the Citizen-Soldier
    By First Lieutenant John P. Brown, USMC
    Even though standards may differ, we must not isolate ourselves from the larger society.
  • The Total Force Is the Future
    By Stephen M. Duncan
    And there must be a principled approach to strategy and force planning.
  • Let the Fleet Design the Carrier
    By Captain Pierre G. Vining, USN
    Sailors know that size and nuclear power impart flexibility.
  • ANGLICO: Deep Fires or Deep Six?
    By Major Michael Morris, USMC
    Tweak the Air/Naval Gunfire Liaison Companies, but don't discard 'em.

Capstone Essay Contest Winners

  • Because We Can, We Should
    By Ensign Matthew Gilbreath, USN
    Realpolitik must be tempered by idealism.
  • End the Zero-Defects Mentality
    By Ensign Bethany Craft, USN
    Start by replacing the top-down-only personnel
    evaluation systems.
  • Do More with Less
    By Ensign Nicholas Pinson, USN
    Uninhabited combat air vehicles can stretch scarce aviation dollars.
  • Get Psyched!
    By Second Lieutenant Richard M. Rusnok, Jr., USMC
    Marines should recruit a few linguists with bullhorns.



  • The DD-21 as Dens ex Machina

Nobody asked me, but

  • A Different Kind of Hollow Force?
  • Don't Trade on the Uniform
  • You Can Have Your Cake and Eat It, Too

Professional Notes

  • Exercising the Operational Art in Steel Knight VII
  • Take a Tip from the Coast Guard
  • A Better Way to Buy Complex Systems

Other Departments

  • Membership News
  • Comment and Discussion
  • Another View
  • Book Reviews
  • Books of Interest
  • The U.S. Navy
  • Naval Systems
  • 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 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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