US Naval Institute Proceedings - March 1999

Front Cover U.S. Naval Institute	Proceedings, Volume 125/3/1,153, March 1999.

Front Cover U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings, Volume 125/3/1,153, March 1999. GGA Image ID # 1d00fc5adf

Front Cover: This issue marks the 19th consecutive year Proceedings has featured the world's navies in its March issue. Photo: Sea King of the Royal Navy's 814 Flying Tiger Squadron overflies HMS Invincible by La (Phot) Dave Coombs, RN.

The March 1999 issue marks the 19th consecutive year Proceedings has featured the world's navies. Articles Included End of the Continental Century, A French Expeditionary Force Without Conscripts, and More.

Table of Content

International Navies Issue

Commanders Respond

  • Vice Admiral Traían Atanasiu, Romanian Navy
  • Admiral Sir Michael Boyce, Royal Navy
  • Vice Admiral D. B. Chalmers, Royal Australian Navy
  • Admiral Salim Dervisoglu, Turkish Navy
  • Admiral Paulo Augusto Garcia Dumont, Brazilian Navy
  • Admiral Vladimir Kuroyedov, Russian Federation Navy
  • Admiral Carlos A. Marron, Argentine Navy
  • Admiral Nuno Matias, Portuguese Navy
  • Staff Brigadier General Nasser Abdoullah Al-Noaimi, Qatar Emiri Naval Forces
  • Vice Admiral R. C. Simpson-Anderson, South African Navy
  • Rear Admiral Hans Kristian Svensholt, Royal Norwegian Navy
  • Vice Admiral C. van Duyvendijk, Royal Netherlands Navy
  • Rear Admiral Michel Verludst, Belgian Navy
  • Rear Admiral Kristen H. Wither, Royal Danish Navy

International Navies Essay Contest Winners

  • End of the Continental Century
    By Brigadier Robert Alan Fry, loyal Marines
  • SAN Can Lead the African Renaissance
    By Commander D. G. Jamieson, South African Navy
  • How Far Will the Dragon Swim?
    By Lieutenant Commander Wayne R. Hugar, U.S. Navy


  • International Navies Photo Contest Winners
  • U.S. TLAMs Give Britain More Options
  • Swedish Navy Mixes Evolution and Revolution to Launch Stealth Multimission Corvette
  • A French Expeditionary Force Without Conscripts
  • "Early and Forward'': A New Strategic Concept for the Italian Navy
  • International Law Still Applies in Mine Warfare
  • World Navies in Review—By A. D. Baker III


  • Remember Bengtskär
    By Cris Whetton
    For the Finns, it was the Alamo.
  • If You Give Us the Mission, Tell Us the Facts
    By Commander Sam J. Tangredi, USN
    No more secret or less-than-supported policies.
  • Changing Amphibious Command Relationships
    By Lieutenant Colonel Norman C. Davis, USMC
    The traditional ones are outdated.
  • Responding to Two-Dimensional Terrorism
    By Lieutenant Commander David G. Kibble, RNR (Ret.)
    The likes of bin Laden require a new approach.
  • Bring Back ASW—Now!
    By Lieutenant Commander Art Doney, USN, and Lieutenant Steve Deal, USN
    The Navy has become complacent in this core competency.
  • VP + VQ + VPU = VPR?
    By Lieutenant Robert McCord, USN
    Maritime patrol and reconnaissance might be the path to the new Multimission Aircraft.


  • Honor in Uniform
Leadership Forum
  • Does "Justice" Go Too Far?
Nobody asked me, but
  • Real Pay Table Reform
Other Departments
  • Membership News
  • Comment and Discussion
  • Another View
  • Book Reviews
  • Books of Interest
  • Naval Systems
  • Points of Interest
  • World Naval Developments
  • Notebook
  • Lest We Forget
  • Index to Advertisers

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