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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.
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From this Month's
Proceedings Magazine

U.S. Navy (Torrey W. Lee)
Now Hear This - Read. Write. Fight.
Warfare is a violent, intellectual contest between thinking and adapting adversaries. Usually, the team that can think better and adapt faster will...
Submarines Reign Supreme
Commander William Earl Fannin, Class of 1945, Captsone Essay Contest Fast-attack, cruise-missile, and ballistic-missile submarines with their covert...
Embrace the Digital-Native Marines
Commander William Earl Fannin, Class of 1945, Capstone Essay Contest The expeditionary nature of the Marine Corps will be well served by millennials...
Pivot to the Pacific—at Hypersonic Speed
Commander William Earl Fannin, Class of 1945, Captsone Essay Contest As anti-access/area-denial challenges rise in the Indo-Asia-Pacific, the way...
SEAL Training Is A Choice
Commander William Earl Fannin, Class of 1945, Captsone Essay Contest Assignment to compete to be a Navy Special Warfare Officer is an honor. Being...

From this Month's
Naval History Magazine

Olympian Effort to Save the Olympia
The historic cruiser that led the U.S. Navy to victory at Manila Bay and heralded the United States’ arrival as a...
Flags Not of Our Fathers?
An official Marine Corps investigation into one of the most iconic images in American history has stirred doubts about the...
Contributors

Jeremy Black is a native of Great Britain, a professor of history at the University of Exeter, England, and a senior fellow at...

On Our Scope

In Naval History, we try to recognize small but significant naval anniversaries as well as large and momentous ones, such as the...

Looking Back - A Royal at Jutland

Te volume on the shelf in the U.S. Naval Academy’s Nimitz Library looked unimpressive. The binding showed tears, and the book was faded and...

U.S. Naval Institute Blog

The Newest Path Between the Seas

It was history in the making on Sunday, 26 June, as an international contingent celebrated the opening of the expanded Panama Canal. I was proud...

On Midrats 26 June 2016 – Episode 338: Trans-national terrorism and the Long War with Bill Roggio

Please join us on 26 June 2016 at 5pm EDT for Midrats Episode 338: Trans-national terrorism and the Long War with Bill Roggio When the BREXIT dust...

Preparing for the next -ism

Robert Kaplan’s OCT 2015 article, Wat in the World, is a great tonic to those who think, again, that we are just on the edge of transforming...

Baltic Unity: NATO Unity

Our theme for BALTOPS 2016 was straightforward: “Baltic Unity and Strength bring Security.” “Unity,” though, is a word tossed around quite a bit...

Our Wake is the Fleet’s Path . . .

“In the context of the Anti-Access/Area Denial (A2/AD) challenge, does what we are seeing unfolding with BALTOPS represent a credible, operational...

Naval History Blog

Salty Talk: Posh

Many have heard the term “posh,” used to mean something fancy or luxurious — swanky. The word has its origin in the operations...

Our Readers

The best compliments are often the most unexpected. When a member or reader lets us know what we do here at USNI is valued it puts a smile on...

A Gun to Counter the Dive Bomber

The quadruple 1.1-inch machine cannon, affectionately known as the “Chicago Piano,” was the first medium-range antiaircraft gun adopted by the U.S...

Cruise of the USS U-111

“In 1919,” Rear Admiral F. A. Daubin reflected in 1957, “Diesel engine designing and production in our country was in swaddling...

Lighthouses of Virginia

Anyone who has grown up or vacationed on a coast has visited and climbed a lighthouse. As a child, my family toured one, where we discovered my...


 
 

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Maritime Security Dialogue

Fri, 2016-07-08

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San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, CA

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