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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
The first decade-plus of the 21st century has seen its share of disasters, both man-made and natural. 9/11. Hurricane Katrina. The 2010 Haitian...
CEO Notes
I take great pleasure in sharing with Members the new works emerging from the Naval Institute Press, books central to our mission of advancing the...
Comment and Discussion
(Over)protecting the Navy’s Secrets? (See N. Polmar, pp. 86–87, September 2014 Proceedings)
Now Hear This - We Must Continue to Own the Maritime Battlespace
Chief of Naval Operations Admiral Jonathan Greenert’s 2012 Sailing Directions stipulate: “Our approach should be joint and combined when...
Nobody Asked Me, But. . . - Warfighters Need Leaders
A commanding officer sits quietly in his stateroom. After four underway weeks full of activity, he has finally found a moment to enjoy a cup of...

From this Month's
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

The Virtue of Being a Generalist, Part 3: Viper and the Pitfalls of ‘Good Enough’

In both Part 1 and Part 2 of this series, I compared various naval counterparts – laying the groundwork for discussing what the U.S. Navy’s...

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...

The Virtue of Being a Generalist, Part 2: Are All Nuggets Created Equal?

U.S. Navy Surface Warfare Officers have a Napoleon complex. The community is often described as inherently self-conscious and hyper-competitive....

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:...

Naval History Blog

USS Nautilus Plankowner Shares Experience Working on Boat, Rickover

From Naval History and Heritage Command, Communication and Outreach Division As the 60th anniversary of USS Nautilus’ commissioning into the Navy...

60 Years Ago Today: USS Nautilus and the U.S. Navy Get Underway on Nuclear Power

By Lt. Cmdr. Benjamin Amdur, Director, Submarine Force Museum and Officer-in-Charge, Historic Ship Nautilus  For the cost of a laptop today, the...

History Live from Groton: Nautilus @ 60

  By David Werner, Naval History and Heritage Command Communication and Outreach On Tuesday, Sept. 30, the U.S. Navy will celebrate the 60th...

Fit to Fight: American Shipbuilding and Salvage Comes Through in the Wake of Pearl Harbor

From Naval History and Heritage Command, Communication and Outreach Division  This is the final chapter in a 3-part series about the salvage...

With a Hat Tip to American Shipbuilding, USS West Virginia Returns from the Bottom of Pearl Harbor Fit to Fight

  From Naval History and Heritage Command, Communication and Outreach Division Part two on a 3-part series about the salvage operations that...


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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