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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
Forward. Engaged. Ready. These are the signature words of America’s newly updated maritime strategy, which publicly debuted in March and...
CEO Notes
As I reported at the 142nd Annual Meeting on 22 April, the state of the Naval Institute is strong, and we had a banner year in 2014. We keep our...
Comment & Discussion
PCs Are Small Ships with a ‘Big Navy’ Wake (See M. Hipple, D. Follet, and J. Davenport, p. 12, April 2015 Proceedings)
Now Hear This - Collective Self-Defense for Japan—and Asia?
On 1 July 2014 Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced an official shift in Japan’s defense posture, stating that his government had “...
Nobody Asked Me, But . . . - It’s Time to Rethink the PHIBRON Commodore Billet
With most amphibious ships now or soon to be commanded by captains (O-6 paygrade), it’s time to revisit the amphibious squadron (PHIBRON)...

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Naval History Magazine

On Our Scope

On 22 March, thousands of curious observers crowded the shoreline near Portsmouth, England, to see a display of U.S. naval might. The USS ...


Roger Dingman is professor emeritus at the University of Southern California and a U.S. Navy veteran. His research and...

Looking Back - The Fatal Chain

In any maritime disaster—such as collision, grounding, or sinking—a chain of events leads to the mishap. Take out almost any link, the...

In Contact

A Lucky Day

Lieutenant Commander Richard J. Nowatzki, U.S. Navy (Retired)

I was a witness to some of the events that...

Armaments & Innovations - With a Cough, Not a Roar

In the decades immediately following the Civil War, naval weaponry underwent a massive change as muzzle-loading smoothbores firing solid shot were...

U.S. Naval Institute Blog

Looking for Security in Disaggregation

Robert D. Kaplan over at FP is looking at the world from the Atlas to Hindu Kush and harkens back to something that no one is looking for, wants,...

Memorial Day After

The American flags whip in the wind as the sun creeps over the grassy horizon. The charcoal sits in reused plastic grocery bags at the end of the...

Interview: 2004 USNA graduate and professional golfer Billy Hurley III from the PGA tour

Billy Hurley discusses his time at the Naval Academy, his best moment in the U.S. Navy navigating the Suez Canal, his strong ties to his PGA...

Pivot to Africa: Finding Long-term Solutions to West Africa’s Maritime Security Challenges

On a muggy and overcast day this past March, I set out to the Gulf of Guinea with members from the U.S. State Department in Lagos, Nigeria. It was...

Another Age of Migration

Take a moment and look at this map, what do you see? At first glance, what you see is an invasion. That is exactly what it is. Throughout human...

Naval History Blog

Free Time!

As I search through the USNI Archives and for photos I am struck by the truth of “the more things change the more things stay the...

Year of the Military Diver: MDSU to Continue Raising CSS Georgia

May 28 Lecture Highlights Tough Working Conditions on Ironclad Wreck From the Naval History and Heritage Command, Communication and Outreach...

Navy Doctor Becomes First Physician in Space

It’s a lot of fun to do something first. But I must say that space flight is so impressive an experience, that it’s worth doing...

150th Commemoration of Lincoln’s Funeral Brings to Life His Legacy for Bluejacket Sailor

By Boatswain’s Mate Lucero English, USS Abraham Lincoln This weekend, I was provided a once in a lifetime opportunity to represent the Navy and my...

Navy Ships Celebrate Milestone Anniversaries

From Naval History and Heritage Command, Communication and Outreach Division It’s May, the month of flowers, Cinco de Mayo, Memorial Day and...


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