US Naval Institute Proceedings - November 1998

Front Cover, U.S. Naval Institute	Proceedings, Volume 124/11/1,149, November 1998.

Front Cover, U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings, Volume 124/11/1,149, November 1998. GGA Image ID # 1d01aa1084

On the Front Cover: For the Marine recruit, not much has changed over the years. For the Corps itself, a great deal is changing. (Photo: Infantry Assault Course, Camp Pendleton, Sergeant Jason C. Huffine, USMC)

The November 1998 issue is focused on the USMC. Articles include Bottom Line: It's Infantry, Don't Forget the Fleet, The Price of 'Marine Green' Still Is High, What Was Nimitz Thinking? Until Death Do Us Part? and more.

Table of Contents

Special Marine Corps Focus - USMC Essay Contest Winnerss

  • The Writing on the Wall
    By Captain Jason L Morris, USMC
    How ready are the Marines to take on gases and germs?
  • Bottom Line: It's Infantry
    By Captain Scott E. Packard, USMC
    When humanitarian operations go sour, the grunts had better be on scene.
  • Don't Forget the Fleet
    By Major Henry Black, USMC
    Goldwater-Nichols has not replaced Title 10, U.S.C.
  • The Price of 'Marine Green' Still Is High
    By Bob Concordia
    Not much has changed at Parris Island over the past 40 years.
  • Ring of Fire or Ring of Smoke?
    By F. J. West, Jr.
    If the rifle squad is central to this netcentric concept, then its C3 must be funded.
  • What Was Nimitz Thinking?
    By Colonel Joseph H. Alexander, USMC (Ret.)
    Could we have bypassed Peleliu in 1944?
  • Marine Corps Snaps
    The First Toni Bartlett Photo Contest Winners


  • Until Death Do Us Part?
    By Captain E. T. Gomulka, Chaplain Corps, USN
    Premarital training can reduce a dreadful military divorce rate.
  • No Home on the Range
    By Commander Eric Okerstrom, USN
    Conserving training ranges and airspace has become a Joint problem.
  • Forward . . . From Long Island
    By Captain Raymond S. McCord, USN, and Thomas S. Schoene
    The recovery of TWA 800 serves as the model.
  • What We Need to Win the Drug War
    By Commander Matt Blizard, USCG, and Lieutenant Joe DiRenzo III, USCG Here are nine ways to skin this cat.



  • The Fleet: Here or Abroad, Modem or Antique, Powerful or Weak?

Naval Institute at 125

  • Brigadier General Edwin H. Simmons, USMC (Ret.)
  • Dr. Dov Zakheim


  • Part III: Five Fleets: Around the World with the Nimitz

Professional Notes

  • The Surface Navy Needs Spotters
  • Buoys Provide Real-Time Surf Data
  • In the Shadow of Landfall
  • Change the Work-Up Cycle

Nobody asked me, but

  • It's a Great Time To Be at Sea

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

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