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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
On 17 October, General Joseph F. Dunford Jr. became the 36th Commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps. He takes the reins at a critical time for the Corps...
CEO Notes
On 18 September, the Naval Institute dedicated the Vice Admiral William D. Houser–Battle of Midway Terrace at Beach Hall. We had a wonderful...
Comment and Discussion
Masters or Jacks? (See H. Stephenson, pp. 58–63, October 2014 Proceedings)
Now Hear This - The Millennial Debate Presents a False Choice
The misguided and stubborn come in every age group, yet the Army’s internal investigation of Private First Class Bradley Manning’s mass...
Nobody Asked Me, But. . . - We Don't Really Take Care of Our People, But We Could
Six years ago in the passenger terminal at al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, I watched a young E-3 hospital corpsman (HN) talking to the Air Force sergeant...

From this Month's
Naval History Magazine

On Our Scope

It’s no secret the publishing industry is rapidly evolving. That fact was reinforced last week when I flipped open a magazine I subscribe to...

Looking Back - The Making of a Best Seller

This fall marks the 30th anniversary of the Naval Institute Press’s first novel, The Hunt for Red October by Tom Clancy. It put the...

In Contact

Continually in Harm’s Way

Captain William Manthorpe, U.S. Navy (Retired)

Armaments and Innovations - The U. S. Navy's Early Machine Guns

When General George Washington retreated from New York in the fall of 1776, young Joseph G. Chambers abandoned his studies at Princeton and...

Naval History News

NHHC Director Retires After Spearheading Changes

On 27 June Captain Henry J. Hendrix, director of the Naval History and Heritage Command...

U.S. Naval Institute Blog

The Lost Intellectual Capital of a STEM Dominated Navy

We like to benchmark successful civilian enterprises, and we like to emphasize that the best training is a technical training. Are those things in...

Join Us for Midrats 26 Oct 14 at a Special Time for Episode 251, “DEF2014 wrapup, and the budding question of veteran entitlement”, starting at 6:30pm EST

Yes, we are time shifting for this coming episode of Midrats to 6:30pm on Sunday, 26 October for a 90 minute adventure in national security and...

No Boots on the Ground, No Victory

The phrase “no boots on the ground” has become a constant refrain when this country contemplates the use of military force. This phrase relies on...

Join Us for the Midrats’ 250th! 19 October 14 at 5pm (EDT)

Please join us Sunday, 19 October 2014 at 5pm (EDT) as we once again explore the U.S. Navy and national security on live “radio” on...

Sea Control Podcast 56 – Forgotten Naval Strategists

Tiago Alexandre Fernandes Maurício, associate editor for our Forgotten Naval Strategists Week, joins us from Tokyo to discuss Fernando Oliveira...

Naval History Blog

There’s Ghosts Among the Guns and Galleries at US Navy Museum

With apologizes to the Addams Family tune   It’s creepy and sometimes kooky, Mysterious and spooky, With Marines always on duty, At the...

Ghastly Ghouls and Ghosts: Something Creepy Comes to the Cold War Gallery

From Naval History and Heritage Command, Communication and Outreach Division Come on in, my pretties….don’t mind the dark; we’re upgrading the...

Senior Naval Aviator Recognized with Gray Eagle Trophy

From the Naval History and Heritage Command, Communication and Outreach Division While ribbons and medals adorn uniforms and depict a service...

Remembering the First Black Woman Naval Officers

  By Regina T. Akers, Ph.D., Naval History and Heritage Command, Histories and Archives Division  “Navy to admit Negroes into the WAVES,” so...

First Transit: 100 Years of the U.S. Navy in the Panama Canal

  By Naval History and Heritage Command, Communication and Outreach Division The Navy tradition of the Order of the Ditch may be getting as...


 
 

Conferences and Events

Defense Forum Washington 2014

Thu, 2014-12-04

Newseum - Knight Conference Center

Defense Forum Washington will take place December 4, 2014 at the Newseum - Knight Conference Center in Washington, DC.

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Mon, 2014-11-03

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