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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.

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Proceedings Magazine

Editor's Page
In all the debating over budget cuts and what force size is right for the United States, it’s easy to lose sight of the fact that these numbers...
CEO Notes
As you have read on these pages, we are reemphasizing essay contests. They have been an integral part of the Naval Institute since 1878, when members...
Comment and Discussion
Millennials Bring a New Mentality: Does it Fit? (See D. Cunningham, p. 10, August 2014 Proceedings) Captain Raymond J. Brown, U.S. Coast Guard (...
Now Hear This - Technology Brings a Paradox of Power
New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman states in his op-ed article about the book The Second Machine Age: “Our generation will have more...
Nobody Asked Me, But. . . - It's Time for a New Flying Warrant Officer Program
Junior officers (JOs) lament their inability to stay in the cockpit because career milestones take them from the tactical fight. They want to serve...

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Naval History Magazine

On Our Scope

It’s no secret the publishing industry is rapidly evolving. That fact was reinforced last week when I flipped open a magazine I subscribe to...

Looking Back - The Making of a Best Seller

This fall marks the 30th anniversary of the Naval Institute Press’s first novel, The Hunt for Red October by Tom Clancy. It put the...

In Contact

Continually in Harm’s Way

Captain William Manthorpe, U.S. Navy (Retired)

Armaments and Innovations - The U. S. Navy's Early Machine Guns

When General George Washington retreated from New York in the fall of 1776, young Joseph G. Chambers abandoned his studies at Princeton and...

Naval History News

NHHC Director Retires After Spearheading Changes

On 27 June Captain Henry J. Hendrix, director of the Naval History and Heritage Command...

U.S. Naval Institute Blog

Midrats 21 Sept 14 – Episode 246: “When the short snappy war goes long, with Chris Dougherty”

Please join us on Sunday, 21 September 14 at 5pm (EDT) for Episode 246: When the short snappy war goes long, with Chris Dougherty As we once again...

Back to Basics: Restoring the United States Merchant Marine

Every 22nd of May, unbeknownst to nearly all Americans, the United States celebrates National Maritime Day. It is a day to celebrate our nation’s...

On Midrats 14 Sep 14: Episode 245: “The Carrier as Capital Ship” with RADM Thomas Moore, USN, PEO CVN

Please join us at 5pm (EDT) on 14 Sep 14 for Midrats Episode 245: “The Carrier as Capital Ship” with RADM Thomas Moore, USN, PEO CVN:...

Five Enduring Lessons from Arabian Gulf Patrol Craft Operations

The Arabian Gulf (AG) has evolved into a proving ground for expeditionary patrol boat operations. In the future, reduced high-end combatant...

Solution to the Russian Mistral’s Conundrum: NATO Flagships

As reported by our friend Sam last week, there is a answer to the quandry about the French sale of the two MISTAL amphibious assault ships to the...

Naval History Blog

Dirt, Taps & Nursery Rhymes: Vietnam POW Book Offers Insight into Captivity

  From Naval History and Heritage Command, Communication and Outreach Division  It’s National POW/MIA Recognition Day today, observed on the...

227 Years of Military Oaths to “Support and Defend the Constitution”

From Naval History and Heritage Command, Communication and Outreach Division   Presidents come and go, as do commanders and officers. The...

Through “Rocket’s Red Glare” Flotilla Sailors Stand Strong

  By Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Tim Comerford, Naval History and Heritage Command Communication and Outreach Division   It...

Blue Angels History Milestones

  By Hill Goodspeed, Historian and Collections Manager, National Naval Aviation Museum Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz, while serving as...

The First Act of Defiance against the Enemies of Freedom: A Sailor’s Experience at the Pentagon on 9/11

By Gordon Calhoun, Great Lakes Naval Museum  There are two important qualities that a Sailor learns when he or she makes the transition from...


Conferences and Events

2014 U.S. Naval Institute History Conference

Wed, 2014-10-01

The 2014 Naval History Conference is hosted by the U.S. Naval Institute and the U.S. Naval Academywith support from The William M...

Maritime Security Dialogue

Defense Forum Washington 2014

Newseum - Knight Conference Center

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Guest Speaker

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