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US Naval Institute Proceedings - September 1998

Front Cover, U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings, Volume 124/9/1,147, September 1998.

Front Cover, U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings, Volume 124/9/1,147, September 1998. GGA Image ID # 1d01c6bacf

On the Front Cover: An F-14A Tomcat, self-portrait by Tom Twomey. Special aviation focus package begins on page 48.

The September 1998 issue articles include Network Centric Works for Marines, Centers of Gravity Are a Myth, You Can't Fool the Troops, Training for Measured Response, Cracking the Nuclear Club, Admiral with Wings, and more.

Table of Contents


  • Network Centric Works for Marines
    By Lieutenant General John E. Rhodes, USMC
  • Translating Concepts into Capabilities
    By General Henry H. Shelton, USA

Colin L. Powell Joint Warfighting Contest Winners

  • Centers of Gravity Are a Myth
    By Colonel Mark Candan, USMCR
    Is joint doctrine aiming at the wrong objective?
  • Deny U.S. Access?
    By Thomas G. Mahnken
    Countering the new threat demands a joint response.
  • Joint but Unique
    By Captain John G. Morgan, USN
    The Navy must retain its unique ability to control and project power from the sea.


  • When It's Time to Pay Their Dues . . .
    By Major Jon P. Hull, USMC
    . . . too many quality ground officers are walking out.
  • You Can't Fool the Troops
    By Captain Owen West, USMCR
    Add peer and subordinate inputs to fitness reports.
  • Ain't No Way To Mobilize
    By Captain T. J. Brown, USN
    Mobilization must find a voice—and an advocate.
  • Training for Measured Response
    By Captain Stephen A. Simpson, USMC, and Gunnery Sergeant Steven G. Carlson, USMC "Train the trainers" in nonlethal weapons and tactics.
  • The Asian Anchor
    By Darrin W. S. MacKinnon
    There are good reasons to keep India as an ally.
  • Cracking the Nuclear Club
    By Commodore R. P. Khanna, IN (Ret.), and Lalit Sethi
    Will the 21st century be ushered in by nuclear Armageddon in South Asia?
  • Bravery Will Not Be Enough
    By Captain Daniel S. Appleton, USN (Ret.)
    Ships must train toward the ultimate goal: delivering firepower while taking casualties.
  • Network-Centric Antisubmarine Warfare
    By Vice Admiral James R. Fitzgerald, USN (Ret.), Raymond J. Christian, and Robert C. Manke
    First, we must develop sensors that work at long- enough ranges.
  • Walking the Missile Defense Tightrope
    By Lieutenant David A. Adams, USN
    The immediate problem is a political one.

Special Aviation Focus

  • Reflections
    By R. F. O 'Connor
    For naval aviators, all roads lead back to Trador Jon's.
  • Admiral with Wings
    By Thomas Wildenberg
    "Bull" Reeves shaped the future of carrier aviation.
  • Five Fleets: Around the World with the Nimitz
    By Lieutenant Commander William R. Bray, USN The first account in a six-part series.
  • Demonstrating the Carrier's Firepower
    By Angelyn Jewell and Maureen Wigge
    Surge 97 set high-tempo records.
  • A J.O. Looks at TacAir Readiness
    By Lieutenant Patrick Porter, USN
    With maintenance, it's "pay me now or pay me later."
  • "The Battle Fleet Must Have Eyes"
    By Rear Admiral William R. Smedberg IV, USN (Ret.)
    The Navy's UAV future is riding on ongoing testing.


Naval Institute at 125

  • Commander Terry C. Pierce, USN
  • Admiral William D. Smith. USN (Ret.)

Leadership Forum

  • Getting Back to Basics

Professional Notes

  • Tactical Information Technology ... From the Sea
  • The Failure of the Inter-Deployment Training Cycle

Nobody asked me, but

  • Don't Blame the Politicians!
  • End the Optempo Game

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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