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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.

From this Month's
Proceedings Magazine

Editor's Page
The U.S. Naval Institute and Proceedings have featured special coverage of Naval Aviation in the September issue for a long time. This tradition...
CEO Notes
Heroines of Past, Present, and Future The focus of this year’s Naval History Conference—hosted by the U.S. Naval Academy and U.S. Naval...
Comment & Discussion
‘Clinton Defense’ Will Undercut Classification/Clearance System (See T. A. Brooks, p. 10, August 2016 Proceedings)
Now Hear This - Sailing into the Gray Zone
‘Competitive interactions among and within state and non-state actors that fall between the traditional war and peace duality,’ are...
Nobody Asked Me, But. . . - Stop "Engagement at all Costs"
Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Admiral John Richardson’s visit to China, in the aftermath of the Permanent Court of Arbitration’s (PCA...

From this Month's
Naval History Magazine

On Our Scope

Pop quiz: Which 18th-century war included the most large-scale fleet battles? The American Revolution, I was surprised to learn from Sam Willis...

As I Recall - Birth of the WAVES

In 1942 Mildred McAfee took a leave of absence from serving as president of Wellesley College to become the first director of the organization...

In Contact

Armored Cruiser’s Other Tragedy

Captain Bill Heard, U.S. Naval Reserve (Retired)

The wreck of the armored cruiser...

Armaments & Innovations - The Great Mine Barrage

When the United States entered World War I, the Allies viewed America as the world’s leading industrial power and a vast source of fresh...

Naval History News

Sims-Daniels Controversy Reignited at U.K. Great War Conference

A strong contingent of U.S. naval historians was on hand to present...

U.S. Naval Institute Blog

It’s Time to Update INCSEA

Earlier this month, a Russian Su-27 Flanker came dangerously close – within 10 feet – of a U.S. Navy P-8A Poseidon operating within international...

Scales on War: Part II of a Q&A with MG Bob Scales, USA (Ret.)

Recently, we asked LTG H. R. McMaster, USA, to host a Q&A with Fox News commentator MG Bob Scales, USA (Ret.), author of Scales on War: The...

Scales on War: A Q&A with MG Bob Scales, USA (Ret.)

Recently, we asked LTG H. R. McMaster, USA, to host a Q&A with Fox News commentator MG Bob Scales, USA (Ret.), author of Scales on War: The...

On Midrats 18 September 2016 – Episode 350: 21st Century Patton, With J. Furman Daniel III

Please join us at 5pm (US EDT) on 18 September 2016 for Midrats Episode 350: 21st Century Patton, With J. Furman Daniel III: Put the popular, and...

The Iran Nuclear Agreement: Safer With or Without It?

In July 2015, the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), commonly known as the Iran nuclear deal, was agreed to by Iran on one side and on...

Naval History Blog

An Immersive Battleship Experience

In 1916 the U.S. Navy had visions of commanding the world’s greatest fleet—and a big naval appropriations bill that promised the construction of...

‘Nurse’ in Iconic WWII Kiss Photo Dies

Greta Zimmer Friedman, the woman in one of history’s most memorable photographs, passed away on 8 September at age 92 after suffering a...

Tales from a Tarawa Marine

In the course of my duties as the oral historian for the U.S. Marine Corps History Division, I interview Marines, all ranks and all time periods....

The Great Naval Act of 1916

  A century ago President Woodrow Wilson signed into law what at the time was the largest expansion of the U.S. Navy. In previous years,...

The Founding of the WAVES

On July 30th, 1942, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed into law legislation that authorized the U.S. Navy to accept women into the Naval...


Conferences and Events

Maritime Security Dialogue

Mon, 2016-10-03

You are cordially invited to: Maintaining Maritime Superiority A discussion with Admiral John M. Richardson, USNChief of Naval...

2016 Coast Guard Academy Conference

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San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, CA

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Guest Speaker & Book Signing

Tue, 2016-09-27

Guest Speaker & Book Signing

Tue, 2016-09-27

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