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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
We’re honored to start off this month by marking a very special milestone: the 100th anniversary of the founding of the U.S. Navy Reserve. In...
CEO Notes
The Naval Institute and our partner, the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), are proud to announce the next segment in our ongoing...
Comment & Discussion
Getting and Staying Connected (See E. Lundquist and L. Osborn, pp. 48–53, February 2015 Proceedings)
Now Hear This - The Offset Strategy Needs Mahan
The United States is at an “East of Suez” moment. As the economically stressed British found necessary a half-century ago, it’s now...
Nobody Asked Me, But . . . - We Must All Be Warrior-Diplomats
Last October I trekked through the high Atlas Mountains in central Morocco with four other midshipmen studying Arabic on a semester-abroad program....

From this Month's
Naval History Magazine

On Our Scope

So far, the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War seems to have slipped under the American public’s radar. That’s sure to change in 2016...

Looking Back - Canadian Time Capsule

A few years ago, my Canadian-born wife, Karen, and I got acquainted with a television program called Murdoch Mysteries. Then we got...

In Contact

‘The Best Watertender’

Commander Louis D. Chirillo, U.S. Navy (Retired)

Naval History’s...

Armaments & Innovations - Continuous-Aim Fire: Learning How to Shoot

In November 1900, Lieutenant William Sims joined the wardroom of the Kentucky, the U.S. Navy’s newest battleship. He had just come...

Naval History News

New NHHC Director Steps Up

Rear Admiral Samuel Cox, U.S. Navy (Retired), recently assumed...

U.S. Naval Institute Blog

On Midrats 1 March 15 – Episode 269: “National Strategy and the Navy’s Proper Role in it”

Strategy is not for amateurs* Please join us at 5pm (EST)on 1 March 2015 for our Episode 269: National Strategy and the Navy’s Proper Role...

The Struggle to Think

While catching up on USNI posts from the past few months, the recurring themes of professionalism, education, and the need for more ideas and...

The Defence Debate – why the UK needs to change the subject

In 1814, when the Napoleonic Wars were coming to an end, British Defence expenditure accounted for 21.8% of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and 64.9...

Humility and Service as a Leader – Learning what MCPON has Learned

In responding to a question posed at the recent USNI/AFCEA WEST 2015 Conference regarding ‘tell-all’ books that have been published...

On Midrats 22 Feb 2015, 5pm – Episode 268: 21st Century Sims

Please join us live on 22 Feb 15 at 5pm EST for Midrats Episode 268: 21st Century Sims: Who was “The Gun Doctor,” the officer over a...

Naval History Blog

Constitution: The History of Maintaining America’s Ship of State

From Naval History and Heritage Command, Communication and Outreach Division USS Constitution, the oldest commissioned warship afloat, is as much...

USS Kauffman Sails on Last Journey

By Cmdr. Michael Concannon, Commanding Officer, USS Kauffman (FFG 59)   While is it too early to look forward to the end of the life of this...

‘Enemy Forces Engaged,’ USS Houston Fought Insurmountable Odds

By Capt. R. Mark Stacpoole, U.S. Navy, American Legation, U.S. Naval Attaché, Jakarta, Indonesia I ask you to spend a minute this weekend in...

Victory During Peacetime: Partnerships Mattered in 1909 as the Great White Fleet Returns Home

From Naval History and Heritage Command, Communication and Outreach Division It was a rainy day on Feb. 22, 1909 when 16 battleships of the U.S....

The Burning of the USS Philadelphia

On the evening of 16th February, 1804, the U.S. frigate Philadelphia was burned in Tripoli Harbor. The frigate had been captured on October 31,...


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Please join us for a Maritime Security Dialogue event:A Cooperative Strategy for 21st Century Seapower:Forward, Engaged, Ready A...

2015 U.S. Naval Institute Annual Meeting

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