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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
At key points in the U.S. Marine Corps’ storied history, the evolution of the service hinged on pioneering doctrinal overhauls steered by...
CEO Notes
Our dependence on mobile devices has changed the way we go about our daily routines and fueled our voracious appetite for up-to-the-moment, accurate...
Comment & Discussion
Cuba, the Coast Guard, and Chaos (See B. Smicklas, pp. 18–22, October 2015 Proceedings)
Now Hear this - Admirals (and Generals) For Life
With a year to go, the United States is already in the throes of the presidential-election season, and the press is duly running daily (if not hourly...
Nobody Asked Me, But . . . - Let's Capitalize on our Multicultural Sailors and Marines
I’m a ship driver, so I was shocked to leave the pilothouse for the desert in April 2014. My ship, the USS Bataan (LHD-5), had departed in...

From this Month's
Naval History Magazine

On Our Scope

As the Navy attack group and supporting fighters headed west over North Vietnam, small gray puffs blossomed in the clear sky—antiaircraft...

Looking Back - A Friend Indeed

Throughout the course of our lives, we make many friends. One who brightened my existence from the early 1990s until his passing earlier this year...

In Contact

Rickover’s Letters

Doug Sjoberg

Armaments & Innovations - The First Shell Gun

Centuries ago, perhaps a gunner accustomed to firing his cannon became captivated with the idea of getting a second bang—not from his weapon...

Naval History News

Missouri Memorial Honors Veterans

The 70th anniversary of the signing of the Instruments of Surrender ending World War II was...

U.S. Naval Institute Blog

Range, Reach, Risk, Russians, and the Triumph of the Anti-Transformationalists

OK, with the core topic of this post, “Russians” may be a bit of clickbait, but they actually are a large underlying flavor to this stew history...

Aboard the Charles de Gaulle: Sea Power and la République

Just a week after the horrific attack on ordinary citizens in Paris, the United States has been unequivocal in its support of our French allies....

On Midrats 22 November 2015 – Episode 307: Our Own Private Petard – Procurement & Strategy with Robert Farley

Please join us at 5pm on 22 November 2015 for Midrats Episode 307: Our Own Private Petard – Procurement & Strategy with Robert Farley...

Leveraging our military relationships on the homefront

The citizens of our great country know little about the military, even less about what military members do, and scarcely are informed about the...

Bring your voice once more unto the breach

There is a gap in our national conversation when it comes to national security issues. Strip away the 24-hr news cycle and the hot topic of the...

Naval History Blog

The First Thanksgiving

By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation It has pleased Almighty God to prolong our national life another year, defending...

The Measure of the Sierra Madre

On the 9th of May, 1997, the Philippine Navy’s dilapidated tank landing ship BRP Sierra Madre (LT-57) ran aground on a reef near the Second...

Salty Talk

One of the most stirring sights for many of us is a painting of a full-rigged ship with all sails set, surging through a beautiful sea while...

From Our Archives-Tattletales

The United States Naval Institute has the largest private collection of sea service photographs in the world including some rare Cold War era...

The Ubiquitous 5-inch/38

Designed to fulfill the needs of battleships as well as destroyers, the 5-inch/38-caliber dual-purpose gun became one of World War II’s best...


Conferences and Events

Defense Forum Washington 2015

Mon, 2015-12-07

Defense Forum Washington will take place 7 December 2015 at the Newseum - Knight Conference Center in Washington, DC.  

Maritime Security Dialogue

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"Goldrick Seminar: 2015"

Thu, 2015-12-03

Guest Speakers & Book Signing

Mon, 2015-12-07

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