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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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From this Month's
Proceedings Magazine

Editor's Page
As readers of this journal know, concern has been growing for several years now over the increasing naval capabilities of various peer competitors...
CEO Notes
For those who could not attend the Annual Meeting, I am listing the specific award winners who were honored. On behalf of all the Members, I extend...
Comment & Discussion
Operating in an Age of Austerity (See W. Melbourne, pp. 46–51, April 2015 Proceedings) Lieutenant Commander Mark Swinger, U.S. Navy—...
Now Hear This - People Development is Key to Acquisition
Schedule delays and cost overruns have long plagued U.S. Navy acquisition programs. Attempts to deal with these issues have nearly always involved...
Nobody Asked Me, But . . . - Liberate the CRIC!
In 1942, the U.S. Navy turned down Dr. Christian Lambertsen’s Amphibious Respirator Unit, which would later become the Self-Contained...

From this Month's
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 ...

Contributors

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

The Promise of Advancing Commercial Tech and Fleet Inspired Innovation

This past week, Navy leaders called for sailors, civilians, and researchers to commit themselves to emphasizing and adopting robotics and...

On Midrats 28 June 15- Episode 286: A Restless Russia and its Near Abroad with Dr. Dmitry Gorenburg

Please join us at 5pm Eastern Daylight Time (U.S.) for Midrats Episode 286: A Restless Russia and its Near Abroad with Dr. Dmitry Gorenburg: It is...

A Mathematical Approach to the Radian Rule

As a Junior Officer, it was very enjoyable to drive for an Underway Replenishment (UNREP) – with the sole exception, that is, of trying to...

NATO: Operational or Apsirational?

“From each according to his ability, to each according to his needs” – Morelly/Blanc/Marx/Soviet Union/etc  For an organization...

The Era of the American Panopticon is Over

As reported by the Washington Post on June 4th – “Hackers working for the Chinese state breached the computer system of the Office of ...

Naval History Blog

Naval History: Around the Globe and in Communities Everywhere

By Sam Cox, Rear Adm., U.S. Navy (Retired), Director, Naval History and Heritage Command While visiting the USS Houston’ s survivors association...

Property of Frank H. Wilson

During my first summer at USNI as photo researcher, I made a friend. Actually, this friend does not work here or anywhere else. His name is Frank...

Last Higgins Boat Lands On Utah Beach

By Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class David R. Krigbaum Utah Beach, a site of intense fighting in June 1944, is now a peaceful place, with a...

French, American Alliance Hastened End of Revolutionary War

Editor’s Note: As the French tall ship replica L’Hermione makes her way up the East Coast to celebrate the relationship between France...

Series of Miscues Allows French Victory at VA Capes

Editor’s Note: As the French tall ship replica L’Hermione makes her way up the East Coast to celebrate the relationship between France...


 
 

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