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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.
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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
On 13 March, after much anticipation, the leaders of America’s Sea Services—Chief of Naval Operations Admiral Jonathan W. Greenert,...
CEO Notes
The Sea Services launched the newly revised maritime strategy, “A Cooperative Strategy for 21st Century Seapower: Forward, Engaged, Ready,...
Comment & Discussion
Cryptology at the Crossroads (See R. Bebber, pp. 30–35, March 2015 Proceedings)
Now Hear This - Russia: Constrain, Not Contain
Since the collapse of the Soviet Union, the United States has had a series of unusual relationships with Russia. The current crisis makes it tempting...
Nobody Asked Me, But . . . - PCs are Small Ships with a ‘Big Navy’ Wake
The warships available to American commanders and policy makers are the most capable in history. Advanced sensors, weapons, and networks have set the...

From this Month's
Naval History Magazine

On Our Scope

So far, the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War seems to have slipped under the American public’s radar. That’s sure to change in 2016...


Murray Dear, a retired New Zealand banker, regularly contributes articles to New Zealand and Australian naval and nautical...

Looking Back - Canadian Time Capsule

A few years ago, my Canadian-born wife, Karen, and I got acquainted with a television program called Murdoch Mysteries. Then we got...

In Contact

‘The Best Watertender’

Commander Louis D. Chirillo, U.S. Navy (Retired)

Naval History’s...

Armaments & Innovations - Continuous-Aim Fire: Learning How to Shoot

In November 1900, Lieutenant William Sims joined the wardroom of the Kentucky, the U.S. Navy’s newest battleship. He had just come...

U.S. Naval Institute Blog

On Midrats 26 April 15 – Episode 277: Manpower, Modernization, and Motivation – an Hour with VADM Moran

Please join us on Sunday, 26 April 2015 at 5pm EDT for Midrats Episode 277: Manpower, Modernization, and Motivation – an Hour with VADM...

A Call to Write

The Institute is pleased to have the guidance of a select panel of Navy Officers who believe this destination can continue to host the most...

On Midrats 19 April 2015 – Episode 276: “21st Century Ellis”

Please join us at 5pm EDT on 19 April 2015 as we return live, after a two week hiatus, for Midrats Episode 276: “21st Century Ellis”...

John Quincy Adams — The Grand Strategist: An Interview With Historian Charles N. Edel

  Recently, I had the opportunity to read and review historian Charles N. Edel’s excellent new book about John Quincy Adams, titled, Nation...

4 Reasons Not to Resign Your Commission as a Naval Officer

LT Anna Granville recently wrote what may become the junior officer blog article of the year over at Task and Purpose. Titled, “4 Reasons I Am...

Naval History Blog

The Evolution of the Good Conduct Medal

By Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Eric Lockwood, Communication and Outreach Division, Naval History and Heritage Command Second only to...

Farragut’s Fleet Takes New Orleans after Dash Upriver

From the Naval History and Heritage Command, Communication and Outreach Division When you read about Vice Adm. David G. Farragut, it is most...

John Paul Jones Comes Home to the U.S. Naval Academy

From Naval History and Heritage Command, Communication and Outreach Division Legendary Continental Navy Capt. John Paul Jones was famous for his...

After WWII Ends, Some Japanese Soldiers Carry On the Fight

By Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Eric Lockwood, Naval History and Heritage Command When do you think the Second World War ended? One...

El caso Baltimore y el incidente Water Witch: dos casos de los EE.UU. en América Sur

Los Estados Unidos (EE.UU.) tienen una historia muy extensa de intervención en América latina. Durante el siglo XX, los EE.UU. envió infantes de...


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