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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
On 7 December the nation will commemorate the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, identified as “a date which will live in infamy...
CEO Notes
We Are Launching Memoir Program Among the promising new initiatives taking shape here at Beach Hall, we are excited about the impending launch of the...
Comment & Discussion
Spark an Intel Revolution (See A. Xenachis, pp. 38-41 October 2016 Proceedings)
Now Hear This - We Need an Effective NSC Staff
Over the past two years, there has been a loud chorus of complaints about the Obama administration’s overly centralized decision making and the...
Nobody Asked Me, But. . . - Goodbye Bucket Cover
Women in the Navy bid farewell to an iconic uniform item on 31 October 2016. The bucket cover—a fixture in one form or another since women...

From this Month's
Naval History Magazine

On Our Scope

As the first attack wave of Japanese bombers and fighters passed over northern Oahu, Commander Mitsuo Fuchida faced a critical decision. Should he...


Lieutenant Andrea N. Goldstein, U.S. Navy Reserve, served on active duty from 2009 to 2016. She holds a BA in history from the University of...

Looking Back - The Children of Ford Island

The island in the center of Pearl Harbor provided a vulnerable vantage point for experiencing the devastating Japanese onslaught of 7 December...

In Contact

Fulfilling the Commitment

Theodore Kuhlmeier

Armaments & Innovations - The Steam-Powered 'Cat'

Since at least the late 1950s, carrier aircraft have been able to match up evenly against land-based aircraft. While several major innovations...

U.S. Naval Institute Blog

The 7th, in Color

So much is written about the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor that I don’t think much more could be added here this year. Instead, let’...

On Midrats 4 Dec 2016 Episode 361 – Where Youth and Laughter Go: With “The Cutting Edge” in Afghanistan

Please join us at 5pm EST on 4 December 2016 for Midrats Episode 361: Where Youth and Laughter Go; With “The Cutting Edge” in...

21st Century Thucydides

OK, there isn’t a “21st Century Thucydides” coming out as part of the exceptional USNI Press 21st Century Foundations series,...

We need a SECNAV Lombardi

In the next few weeks to months we should find out who will be the next Secretary of the Navy. Especially with President-Elect Trump’s desire for...

On Midrats 20 Nov 2016 – Episode 359: A Foreign Policy Short List for the New CINC, with Mackenzie Eaglen

Please join us at 5pm EST on 20 Nov 2016 for Midrats Episode 359: A Foreign Policy Short List for the New CINC, with Mackenzie Eaglen: Old foreign...

Naval History Blog

A Taranto–Pearl Harbor Connection?

On the night of 11 November 1940, Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm aircraft attacked Italian battleships at anchor in the port of Taranto, Italy. On the...

The Hudson River Chain

  We sometimes forget our parents were not born adults. They were children and teenagers first, who did silly things. When it comes to my dad...

The Corps’ Parris Island Museum

Men who enlist in the Marine Corps east of the Mississippi River and all women joining the Corps must first report to the Marine Corps Recruit...

A Case for Submarine Chasers

U.S. Navy SC-1–class submarine chasers performed significant services that became an integral part of the Allied effort to win World War I war at...

Remembering the Caribsea

Just after midnight on March 11, 1942, 22-year-old Jim Gaskill, second mate of the ore freighter Caribsea, went off watch and turned in for the...


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