Table of contents for The sound of freedom : naval weapons technology at Dahlgren, Virginia, 1918-2006 / [James P. Rife and Rodney P. Carlisle].


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Chapter 1        I ntroduction: Proving Ground to Warfare Center              1
Chapter 2        Finding the Range, 1841-1932                                 7
Enter Dahlgren                                            10
From Annapolis to Machodoc Creek                          12
Constructing the Lower Station                            18
Naming the Lower Station                                  21
A Fight in Congress                                       22
Testing Ordnance                                          30
Experimental Program                                      35
The Aviation Detail                                       38
Flying Bombs                                              39
Radio Control                                             43
Pioneer Life                                              45
Separation                                                47
Chapter 3        Dahlgren at War, 1932-1945                                 49
A New Deal" for the Navy                                  50
Experimental Research Ascendant                           55
The "Pickle Barrel" Sight                                 58
The Eve of War                                            62
The Armor & Projectile Laboratory                         64
"Gang" Busters                                            66
The War Years                                             69
Secret Weapons                                            71
Chapter 4       Numbers Over Guns, 1945-1959                              79
Normal Peacetime Living                                 80
ELSIE                                                   84
Making Numbers                                          88
A New Look                                              97
Battle Royal                                           100
From Out of the Deep to Target                         104
Fencing the Heavens                                    107
A Peaceful Revolution                                  109
Chapter 5       Rebels and Revolution, 1959-1973                          111
The Main Stream                                        112
Kentucky Windage                                       116
ARebel                                                 120
A Revolution                                           123
Empire Building                                        126
Hitting the Bull                                       132
Chapter 6       On the Surface, 1973-1987                                145
The Classical Manner                                   145
A Shotgun Wedding                                      149
"Centerizing" the Center                               151
Guidance by the Stas                                   156
The Soviet Challenge                                   159
Some Changes on the Surface                            161
Shield of the Fleet                                    165
The Iowa Tragedy                                       171
A Naval PHALANX                                        172
Flying Bombs Redux                                     175
It Worked Perfectly.. Unfortunately!                   179
The Systems Philosophy                                 181
Chapter 7       A New World Order, 1987-1995                             183
SPAWAR                                                 184
Another Name Change                                    184
A "Strategic Perspective"                              186
"We knew you'd handle that!"                           187
At the Pinnacle                                        188
The Peace Diidend                                      189
Identity Crisis                                        190
BRAC                                                   192
The Death of White Oak                                 198
A Toxic Problem                                       200
Organized Chaos                                       202
Into the Gulf                                         205
A Question of "Jointness"                             208
Gathering "Hyenas"                                    219
Chapter 8       Dahigren Forever, 1995-2003                             221
Restructuring Dahlgren                                222
A Big "Mess"                                          224
Theater Warfare                                       227
Vindication                                           232
A New Forum                                           237
Into the Twenty-First Century                         239
Stored Kills                                          244
A Rail Gun Revival                                    247
The Interceptor Challenge                             250
Dahlgren Strikes Back                                 252
Echoes of the Past                                    256
Postscript      The Way Ahead, 2004-2006                                259
Leadership Turnover                                   260
Fundamentals of Success                               261
BRAC 2005                                             262
A "Crown Jewel"                                       264
Appendices                                                              267
1        Roll of Dahlgren's Military Commanders                  268
II       Roll of Dahlgren's Civilian Directors                   270
III      Chronology of Milestones in the History of Dahlgren     271
IV       Public Law No. 140, 65th Congress,
2nd Session, 26 April 1918                              297
V        Letters                                                 298
VI       Oral History Interviews Conducted                       300
VII      Selected Acronymrs                                      301



Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Naval Surface Warfare Center (U, S, ) History, United States, Navy Weapons systems History, Proving grounds United States History