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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
Beginning in October 1989, when the Coast Guard was preparing to celebrate its bicentennial the following year, Proceedings has provided extra...
CEO Notes
Great Patriot & Friend Passes Over the Independence Day weekend, the United States lost one of its great patriots, Jack Crawford Taylor of St....
Comment & Discussion
LCS Delivers (See S. H. Swift, pp. 34–38, July 2016 Proceedings)
Now Hear This - 'Clinton Defense' Will Undercut Classification/Clearance System
The Clinton email saga will provide grist for the politicians, pundits, and tabloids for a long time to come. But the immediate impact will be ever-...
Nobody Asked Me, But. . . - Promote the Best Leaders
When I joined the Coast Guard, we were told: “The Coast Guard always takes care of its people.” A more current refrain goes like this:...

From this Month's
Naval History Magazine

On Our Scope

With a crowd of curious Doughboys looking on, a dozen Bluejackets in peacoats and watch caps gaze at the camera, most smiling broadly. It seems...


James P. Delgado, director of Maritime Heritage for the National Marine Sanctuaries Program at the National Oceanic and...

Looking Back - Subic Bay Revisited

For a host of veterans of the Vietnam era, a touchstone of memory is the naval base at Subic Bay in the Philippines. At the time, its location...

In Contact

A Reliable Witness?

Joe Jordan

In the June issue, a painting that runs with Norman C. Delaney’s article, “...

Armaments & Innovations - Aiding the Ascendancy of the Roman Navy

In its first centuries, the Roman Republic was largely preoccupied with gaining dominance of the Italian Peninsula, and thus concerned itself with...

U.S. Naval Institute Blog

The Next Card From the Migration Deck?

There is an almost palatable desire by the NATSEC community to focus on those things it is most comfortable with, what is easy to wargame, what...

On Midrats 21 August Episode 346: “The Farsi Island Incident – Is the Navy a Learning Institution?”

Please join us at 5pm (EDT) on 21 Aug 2016 for Midrats Episode 346: The Farsi Island Incident – Is the Navy a Learning Institution? The thankfully...

Red Pill or Blue Pill in Syria & Iraq?

When you’ve worked on a problem for a long time and cannot make progress in a direction that is in your favor, and the harder you work the...

American Billy Fiske — One of the Few

Seventy-six years ago today, Pilot Officer William “Billy” Fiske scrambled to his Hurricane along with his fellow pilots at RAF Tangmere to...

On Midrats 14 August 2016 – Episode 345: Fisheries as a Strategic Maritime Resource

Please join us for a live show at 5pm EDT (US) on 14 August 2016 for Midrats Episode 345: Fisheries as a Strategic Maritime Resource We live in a...

Naval History Blog

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...

Photographer’s Mate at Work

Occasionally one will encounter a headline touting a “major archival discovery,” or something of that nature, though some may disagree...

Model Basins

In an era of computers, it is hard to imagine research of any kind without them? How did the Navy develop new ships before computer simulation?...

Moon Mission: Quarantine

This week marks the 47th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission, where astronauts Neil Armstrong and Edwin “Buzz” became the first...


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2016 Naval History Conference

Thu, 2016-09-08 - Fri, 2016-09-09

Join us for the 2016 Naval History Conference on 8 and 9 September at Alumni Hall at the U.S. Naval Academy. The Athena...

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San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, CA

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Author Talk & Book Signing

Sun, 2016-08-28

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