US Naval Institute Proceedings - January 1999

Front Cover, U.S. Naval Institute	Proceedings, Volume 125/1/1,151, January 1999.

Front Cover, U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings, Volume 125/1/1,151, January 1999. GGA Image ID # 1d014c20ff

On the Front Cover: In the Information Age and in space there are no clear separate areas of responsibility. This view of the Strait of Hormuz and the Gulf was taken from Columbia. (NASA)

The January 1999 issue featured articles include The Silence of the Admirals, Moving the Navy Into the Information Age, Nuclear Weapons in the Info Age: Who Needs 'em? Tomorrow's Fleet: Part I, and more.

Table of Contents

  • The Silence of the Admirals
    By James H. Webb, Jr.
    Shrinkage of the Navy must not go unchallenged. The Navy's senior leaders must make the case.

Information Age Focus

  • The Seven Deadly Sins of Network-Centric Warfare
    By Thomas P. M. Barnett
    They are not mortal sins; penance can be made.
  • Moving the Navy Into the Information Age
    By Commander Michael S. Loe scher, U SN (Pet.)
    We need a total approach to managing and fighting.
  • Nuclear Weapons in the Info Age: Who Needs 'em?
    By Rear Admiral W. J. Holland, Jr., U.S. Navy (Ret.)
    The cat is on the Navy's back—more than ever.
  • We Don't Need an IW Commander
    By Commander Erik J. Dahl, USN
    But in information warfare, we do need a tightly focused staff coordinator.


  • A Naval Concepts-Based Vision for Space
    By Commanders Randall G. Bowdish and Bruce Woodyard, USN
    Space is not a separate area of responsibility. It's another medium in which the Navy must play.
  • Space Is an Ocean
    By Commander Sam J. Tang redi, US
    . . . and oceans are where navies go.
  • Quality of Life at Sea
    By Lieutenant Commander W. Boothe Higgins, USNR It's time to stop running our people ragged for no good reason. We can learn some valuable lessons from our allies.
  • Navy Area Ballistic Missile Defense Coming on Fast
    By John D. Gresham
    But will it arrive in time?
  • High "Seize" Maritime Interdiction Works!
    By Rear Admiral James D. Hull, USCG, and Lieutenant Commander Michael D. Emerson, USCG Interdiction can generate deterrence.
  • "Mariner-Class" A New Merchant Marine Officer
    By Rear Admiral James F. McNulty, USMS (Ret.)
    Maritime education and training need an overhaul.
  • Deep Coalitions: Alternative Power Projection
    By Lieutenant Colonel Scott Lindsey, USMC The shaping function must be better understood.
  • When the Birds Didn't Fly
    By Commander Thomas B. Buell, USN (Ret.)
    Early missile programs missed the mark—and targets.
  • Tomorrow's Fleet: Part I
    By Scott C. Truver
    Force levels are going down, down, down. . . .



  • What Will This SecNav Do?
  • Educating the Navy for the Long Haul

Nobody asked me, but

  • Taking Care of Our People?
  • The Last Days of Carrier-Based Aviation?


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

Professional Notes

  • Soviet-Russian Polar Icebreakers
  • Arm the EA-6B with Standoff Weapons
  • Building Bridges in Haiti
  • Amphibious Night Operations Challenge Technology

Other Departments

  • Membership News
  • Comment and Discussion
  • Another View
  • Book Reviews
  • Books of Interest
  • NATO Navies
  • Naval Systems
  • Points of Interest
  • World Naval Developments
  • Combat Fleets
  • Notebook
  • Lest We Forget
  • Index to Advertisers

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