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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

Mine and Undersea Warfare for the Future
The Advanced Undersea Weapon System will provide the United States with a vital asymmetric advantage in tomorrow’s maritime conflicts. A...
Editor's Page
On 30 May 2014, amid all the tradition and ceremony befitting a service chief’s change of command, Admiral Paul F. Zukunft took the helm of the...
CEO Notes
It is hard to believe we are past the 50 percent mark of 2014. I am pleased to announce that our “mid-transit” report is positive:...
Comment and Discussion
Time for the Next Revolution (See P. Molenda, pp. 46–52, July 2014 Proceedings)
Now Hear This - Millennials Bring a New Mentality: Does It Fit?
I currently supervise a crew that spans five generations, with millennials (those born between 1980 and the late 1990s) abundantly represented. They...

From this Month's
Naval History Magazine

Photographer at War
Alf Sedivi did not make it home from World War II, but thousands of his images—a remarkable collection detailing Pacific...

Robert M. Browning Jr. is the chief historian for the U.S. Coast Guard and the author of nearly 50 articles relating to the Coast...

On Our Scope

For the 3.6 million men and women who served abroad in the U.S. Navy during World War II, letters and perhaps a rare phone call or...

Looking Back - Naval Officer for Two Nations

Half a century ago, in the summer of 1964, I underwent training at the Navy...

In Contact

Whiteout in Antarctica

Richard Paul Smyers

I have some additional information that could further...

U.S. Naval Institute Blog

Backlash Against Police Militarization: Implications for the U.S. Coast Guard?

The public opinion pendulum seems to be swinging away from the post-9/11 clamor to enhance our homeland security readiness, even while the threats...

On Midrats 24 Aug 2014- Episode 242: “Lost Opportunities: WWI and the Birth of the Modern World”

Please join us at 5pm (EDT) for Episode 242: “Lost Opportunities: WWI and the Birth of the Modern World”: A hundred years on, in 2014...

Veterans Supporting Homeless Veterans

Homelessness is a difficult social issue that faces Americans head-on on a daily basis. Though it can be a complex issue made up of a myriad of...

A Defense of the Millennial Officer from an Old Guy

“You never know till you try to reach them how accessible men are; but you must approach each man by the right door.” - Henry Ward Beecher I...

Does Generation X Still Fit?

In the August issue of Proceedings, Commander Darcie Cunningham, USCG complains about the personality traits brought to the naval service by...

Naval History Blog

#PeopleMatter: As Others Ran, Sailors and Marines Make a Stand at Bladensburg

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

You Are There: Burning of the Washington Navy Yard

By Naval History and Heritage Command, Communications and Outreach Division It was bad enough the men of the Washington Navy Yard were ordered to...

War of 1812 Exhibit ‘Defeat to Victory’ Opens for Family Day at Washington Navy Yard

By the National Museum of the United States Navy, Naval History and Heritage Command Please join us at the Washington Navy Yard from noon until 4...

#PeopleMatter: Naval Aviator Earns First #MOH for Rescue of Downed Pilot

By Naval History and Heritage Command, Communications and Outreach Division  A mission of dropping propaganda pamphlets might sound pretty tame...

#PeopleMatter: Naval Observatory Residence Honors Fleet Admiral Leahy

By Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Eric Lockwood What used to be known as “Quarters BB” at the Old Naval Observatory was recently renamed...


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...

Defense Forum Washington 2014

Newseum - Knight Conference Center

2015 WEST Conference

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