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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
Throughout its history, Proceedings has always endeavored to be at the forefront of the latest developments in naval warfare. Whether it was the...
CEO Notes
Earlier this year, the U.S. Naval Institute, with the generous sponsorship of Hewlett-Packard Corporation, issued a call for papers for the 2014...
Comment and Discussion
Christened by Champagne, Challenged by Cost (See J. T. Manvel Jr. and D. Perin, pp. 42–47, May 2014 Proceedings) ‘Responsive and Relevant...
Now Hear This - Surface Warfare Is Already Part of Strategic Land Power
Much has been said about the 2013 white paper Strategic Landpower: Winning the Clash of Wills, a joint concept by the Army, Marine Corps, and Special...
Nobody Asked Me, But. . . - Humanities or STEM? It's a False Choice
Lieutenant Alexander Smith's December 2012 Nobody Asked Me, But column “Don’t Say Goodbye to Intellectual Diversity,” detailing...

From this Month's
Naval History Magazine

Photographer at War
Alf Sedivi did not make it home from World War II, but thousands of his images—a remarkable collection detailing Pacific...

Robert M. Browning Jr. is the chief historian for the U.S. Coast Guard and the author of nearly 50 articles relating to the Coast...

On Our Scope

For the 3.6 million men and women who served abroad in the U.S. Navy during World War II, letters and perhaps a rare phone call or...

Looking Back - Naval Officer for Two Nations

Half a century ago, in the summer of 1964, I underwent training at the Navy...

In Contact

Whiteout in Antarctica

Richard Paul Smyers

I have some additional information that could further...

U.S. Naval Institute Blog

Special Time for Midrats Episode 238: “The Horn of Africa – still the front lines, with RDML Krongard, USN” – 27 July at 2pm (EDT)

Please join us at – 2pm (1400) EDT on 27 July as we time shift Midrats for Episode 238: “The Horn of Africa – still the front...

Taking the Long View on Hispanic Immigration

The United States is currently undergoing a massive influx of Central American immigrants along the Southwest border. Due to gridlock and...

Invite: CIMSEC’s July DC Meet-Up

Over at CIMSEC our DC chapter has monthly informal happy hour meet-ups. This month’s meet-up might be of particular interest for readers of...

Sea Control 43: RADM Rowden – Sea Control, LCS, and DDG 1000

We are joined by RADM Rowden: OPNAV N96 (CNO’s Director for Surface Warfare), future Commander, Surface Forces, and author of the CIMSEC...

On Midrats 20 July 14 – Episode 237: Military Sealift Command – Past, Present and Future

Please join us (live!) on Sunday 20 July 14 at 5pm (DST) Eastern U.S. for Episode 237: Military Sealift Command – Past, Present and Future...

Naval History Blog

#PeopleMatter: Truman Ends Segregation in Armed Forces

From Naval History and Heritage Command, Communications and Outreach Division It didn’t have the branding power of the Emancipation Proclamation...

#PeopleMatter: Remembering the Honor, Courage and Commitment of Lt. John W. Finn

From Naval History and Heritage Command, Communications and Outreach Division Like the man for whom the ship is named, USS John Finn (DDG 113)...

Navy Submarines Inspire 2014 STEM-H Teacher Fellows

By Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Eric Lockwood, Naval History and Heritage Command, Communication and Outreach Division School may be...

As War in Europe Escalated, 1940 Naval Expansion Act Came When #PlatformsMatter-ed Most

From Naval History and Heritage Command, Communication and Outreach Division Seventy-four years ago today the Second Naval Expansion Act, one of...

#PeopleMatter – Navy Pilot comes up Aces during the Korean War

By Naval History and Heritage Command, Communications and Outreach Division There are the rare times when the number five is luckier than a seven...


Conferences and Events

2014 U.S. Naval Institute History Conference

Wed, 2014-10-01

The 2014 Naval History Conference is hosted by the U.S. Naval Institute and the U.S. Naval Academywith support from The William M...

Defense Forum Washington 2014

Newseum - Knight Conference Center

2015 WEST Conference

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From the Press

Meet the Author & Guest Lecturer

Sat, 2014-08-09

CDR Youssef H. Aboul-Enein, USN

Meet the Author & Book Signing

Tue, 2014-08-12

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