US Naval Institute Proceedings - April 1999

Front Cover, U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings, Volume 125/4/1,154, April 1999.

Front Cover, U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings, Volume 125/4/1,154, April 1999. GGA Image ID # 1d00fbec1d

Front Cover: Stephen Saywell brings us this shot of Royal Navy special divers in training, which won third prize in the Naval Institute's 37th Annual Naval and Maritime Photo Contest. For the other winners see pages 57-73.

The April 1999 issue featured articles include Masters, Martyrs & Spectators, Desert Fox: The Third Night, Mined Beaches—If You Can't Avoid 'em, Breach 'em, There Are Limits on Sea-Based NMD, and more.

Table of Contents

  • Masters, Martyrs & Spectators
    By Lieutenant Commander Clay Harris, USN
    It's time to reconsider bringing back the draft.
  • Desert Fox: The Third Night
    By Major Ross Roberts, USMC
    How much longer can we substitute manned aircraft for missiles?
  • Mined Beaches—If You Can't Avoid 'em, Breach 'em
    By Captain Roni Meyerhoff, USMC
    The MCAC offers a way out of a serious bind.
  • There Are Limits on Sea-Based NMD
    By Commander John M. Pollin, USN
    The course to a sea-based national missile defense is not simple, quick, or cheap.
  • A "National Fleet" for America
    By Vice Admiral Thomas Fargo, USN, and Rear Admiral Ernest Riutta, USCG
    The tradition of Navy-Coast Guard cooperation should become policy.
  • Absence of Purpose
    By Captain Wade R. Sanders, USNR (Retired)
    Recruiting and retention efforts must go to the state of the Navy's heart and spirit.
  • Pictorial: 37th Annual Photo Contest Winners
  • With the Marines at Tarawa
    By Peter Neushul and
    Second Lieutenant James D. Neushul, USMC Intrepid cameramen brought the war home.
  • Can a Minimum-Manned Ship Survive Combat?
    By Captain Pierre Vining, USN
    Survival requires the ability to suffer heavy damage and fight on.



  • Why I Will Leave the Navy
  • We're Recruiting Another Great Generation


  • Reflections on the 1979 Fastnet Race
  • A Snapshot of Pyongyang

Nobody asked me, but

  • Maintain Our Corps' Values

Professional Notes

  • Ethics for Those Who Go Down to the Sea in Ships
  • Man-Overboard Signaling Technology Can Save Lives
  • The Naked Fleet
  • Space: The Salvation of America's Shipyards

Other Departments

  • Membership News
  • Comment and Discussion
  • Another View
  • The U.S. Navy
  • Book Reviews
  • Books of Interest
  • Oceans
  • 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, not-for-profit professional society, which publishes Proceedings as part of the open forum it maintains for the sea services. The Naval Institute is not an agency of the U.S. government; the opinions expressed in these pages are the personal views of the authors.

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