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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. For many military units operating in Afghanistan (and, until recently,...
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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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From this Month's
Proceedings Magazine

Now Hear This - Another Course Change for LCS
Another Course Change for LCS The Navy has scrapped “3-2-1” crew manning of the Littoral Combat Ships (LCSs) in favor of a Blue-Gold...
Nobody Asked Me But. . . - Embrace Afloat Forward Staging
Embrace Afloat Forward Staging As global turmoil escalates, the United States must increase its ability to respond rapidly to emerging crises....
From the Deckplates - They Sure Don’t Make ’Em Like They Used To
They Sure Don’t Make ’Em Like They Used To   We’ve all heard the sayings. I certainly have uttered them, usually in the...
Charting A Course -Navy Needs a New Cruiser
Navy Needs a New Cruiser The Navy has begun to design its next cruiser. What is missing in this effort, however, is a discussion of the methodology...
Commentary - Sea Control First
Sea Control First Our Navy must control the sea to project power anywhere around the globe. Yet despite the primacy of sea control to all other naval...

From this Month's
Naval History Magazine

Prewar Voyage Down Under
As war clouds gathered over the Pacific, the heavy cruiser Chicago led a flotilla on a goodwill mission that left her sailors with...
Bluejacket's Manual - Cracking the ‘Hull Number’ Code

For more than a hundred years, U.S. Navy ships were known only by type and name, as in “the frigate Constitution.” But as more and...

On Our Scope

Thirty years ago the U.S. Naval Institute debuted Naval History. With 163 issues under its belt, the magazine remains the only publication...

In Contact

Closer Look at the Evidence

Anthony Summers and Robbyn Swan

In our book A Matter of Justice: Pearl Harbor:...

As I Recall - Competing for the Top Job

James Leamon Forbis enlisted in the Navy in 1939. When war came on 7 December 1941, he was on the front line of history, serving as a coxswain...

U.S. Naval Institute Blog

Moving the Influence Squadrons from Sea to Air

As I started the week with a Hendrix Renaissance Festival over at the homeblog, I’ve since read a few things that hit back on a core concept...

A Polite Rozhestvenski Whisper to the Trump Transition Team

Navalists from Norfolk to Yokosuka have spent the last few months since the election pondering the what, how, and when of the 355-ship navy that...

On Midrats 8 Jan 2017 – Episode 366: Is it Time for a General Staff?

Please join us at 5pm EST on 8 Jan 2017 for Midrats Episode 366: Is it Time for a General Staff?. The 1980s might be getting some of its foreign...

“Ameri-Straya”: The Story of the People Behind the U.S.-Australian Partnership In Electronic Warfare

Delivering the EA-18G to the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) will be a highly celebrated event, and rightfully so. This December, RAAF Six...

There Are Bad Ideas and Then There is This Bad Idea

There are some things that should stop everyone in their tracks. At the top of that list should be an apparent lack of risk awareness concerning...

Naval History Blog

A Taranto–Pearl Harbor Connection?

On the night of 11 November 1940, Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm aircraft attacked Italian battleships at anchor in the port of Taranto, Italy. On the...

The Hudson River Chain

  We sometimes forget our parents were not born adults. They were children and teenagers first, who did silly things. When it comes to my dad...

The Corps’ Parris Island Museum

Men who enlist in the Marine Corps east of the Mississippi River and all women joining the Corps must first report to the Marine Corps Recruit...

A Case for Submarine Chasers

U.S. Navy SC-1–class submarine chasers performed significant services that became an integral part of the Allied effort to win World War I war at...

Remembering the Caribsea

Just after midnight on March 11, 1942, 22-year-old Jim Gaskill, second mate of the ore freighter Caribsea, went off watch and turned in for the...


 
 

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