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A century later, the story lives on: Human drama on an epic scale—even though the stage was the desolate North Atlantic, and the only audience was the players themselves. In all of maritime...
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The buildup of the People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) has caused quite a stir with the United States and its allies over the past few years. But China hardly has us over a barrel.  
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The U.S. military and civilian agencies should collaborate to wage successful counterinsurgency—not battle each other. For many military units operating in Afghanistan (and, until recently,...
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By: Daniel J. Demers
In 1941, a weekend pass in San Francisco and an impetuous sailor’s good intentions erupted into an international incident with Nazi Germany.

From this Month's
Proceedings Magazine

Editor's Page
As editor of Proceedings, you had better like every issue the magazine team produces, or you should go home. This issue, the fourth in my second tour...
CEO Notes
USNI News Delivers USNI News continues its remarkable growth, reaching yet another significant milestone in June. The site surpassed 20 million page...
Comment & Discussion
A Second Revolt of the Admirals? (See K. Eyer, p. 16, June 2016 Proceedings) Frank Morgan—I served as a nuclear submarine officer in the late...
Now Hear This - Has U.S. Lost the Electromagnetic Spectrum?
Battles for electromagnetic spectrum (EMS) will be the first of any future war.
Nobody Asked Me, But . . . - Schedules Too Tight to Fail Threaten Readiness
How the Navy’s current high operational tempo affects the near- and long-term health of ships and sailors is the subject of many speeches and...

From this Month's
Naval History Magazine

On Our Scope

With a crowd of curious Doughboys looking on, a dozen Bluejackets in peacoats and watch caps gaze at the camera, most smiling broadly. It seems...


James P. Delgado, director of Maritime Heritage for the National Marine Sanctuaries Program at the National Oceanic and...

Looking Back - Subic Bay Revisited

For a host of veterans of the Vietnam era, a touchstone of memory is the naval base at Subic Bay in the Philippines. At the time, its location...

In Contact

A Reliable Witness?

Joe Jordan

In the June issue, a painting that runs with Norman C. Delaney’s article, “...

Armaments & Innovations - Aiding the Ascendancy of the Roman Navy

In its first centuries, the Roman Republic was largely preoccupied with gaining dominance of the Italian Peninsula, and thus concerned itself with...

U.S. Naval Institute Blog

#RTSW: Charting a Course for our Professional Writing

  The June issue of Proceedings offered a call from CNO Admiral Richardson, and his speechwriter Lt. Ashley O’Keefe, encouraging naval...

Vote Early, Vote Often!

Photo Credit: FVAP “All qualified electors of this state who shall be in the actual military service of the United States or of this state…shall...

Building the Naval Battle Lab

General Robert Neller has always been regarded as a tough, no-nonsense Marine, and as Commandant of the Marine Corps he has also emerged as a...

On Midrats 24 July 2016 – Episode 342: Turkey ,Erdoğan & its Miltary – with Ryan Evans

Please join us at 5pm EDT (US) for Midrats Episode 342: Turkey ,Erdoğan & its Miltary – with Ryan Evans: The events of the last week in...

Serving America … As a Navy Surface Warfare Officer

“As our platforms and missions become more complex, our need for talented people continues to be a challenge. We need to recruit, train and...

Naval History Blog

Model Basins

In an era of computers, it is hard to imagine research of any kind without them? How did the Navy develop new ships before computer simulation?...

Moon Mission: Quarantine

This week marks the 47th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission, where astronauts Neil Armstrong and Edwin “Buzz” became the first...

‘Missing and Presumed Lost’

  On a quiet scientific survey in the fall of 2014, one of the mysteries of the U.S. Navy was solved. The discovery of a deteriorating hulk...

Lighthouses of Maryland

  Please enjoy a small selection of Maryland Lighthouses from the U.S. Naval Institute Photo Archive. Like those from Virginia, many have...

Classifying Warships by Generation

Warships are complex and sophisticated tools; understanding and communicating what makes a difference to their quality, capability and value for...


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Maritime Security Dialogue

Tue, 2016-08-09

  You are cordially invited to Maritime Security Dialogue A discussion with General Robert B. Neller, USMC Commandant, U.S....

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