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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
Unmanned systems have become such a ubiquitous part of the U.S. military arsenal that they barely elicit much notice among the broader population...
CEO Notes
This year’s WEST Conference, “Lower Budgets and Higher Demands: How Do the Sea Services Strike the Right Balance?” has a laser...
Now Hear This - Innovate, Adapt, and Prepare
The past decade has witnessed a dramatic increase in the use of unmanned systems, with every service branch seeking the latest technology to increase...
Nobody Asked Me, But . . . - It’s Time for the MCM(X)
From the Civil War to Operation Iraqi Freedom, U.S. naval forces have had to contend with mines. No other weapon has presented a greater threat to U....
From the Deckplates - The Paramount Duty of Us All
Countless writers, bloggers, and speakers are concerned with military policy and readiness. This column has sought to highlight overlooked issues,...

From this Month's
Naval History Magazine

In Contact

The ‘Perfect Enemy’

William R. Walsh

Armaments & Innovations - The Navy's 'Supershells'

The newer U.S. battleships that fought in World War II had many important gunnery advantages over earlier battleships, such as excellent fire-...

Naval History News

Hunter and Prey from Battle of the Atlantic Discovered

Approximately 30 miles off the coast of North Carolina, researchers led by the...

Historic Aircraft - The Hall Contribution

During the 1920s and 1930s scores of aircraft firms around the world developed flying boats for both military and commercial roles. One that was...

From Disaster to Desegregation
Shock waves from the calamitous 1944 explosion at the Port Chicago Naval Magazine resulted in the courts-martial of 50...

U.S. Naval Institute Blog

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...

Bob Work: hard problems and narrowing options

Listening to the always superb Deputy Secretary of Defense Bob Work Tuesday AM at the opening of West2015 should be on everyone’s short list...

“Uncovering Deficiencies and Smashing Idols”: A Reminisence of Service with the Gun Doctor

Following the end of the Second World War, Captain B.B. Wygant felt that the United States Navy needed a reminder of the great men of its past....

Naval History Blog

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,...

The Naval Careers of America’s Six Sailor Presidents

From Naval History and Heritage Command, Communication and Outreach Division From 1961 to 1993 the Navy could boasted veterans in the nation’s...

Navy and America Remember the Maine through Artifacts

By Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Tim Comerford, Naval History and Heritage Command, Communication and Outreach Division It was a call to...

USS Constitution’s Affair to Remember with Lovely Ann

From Naval History and Heritage Command, Communication and Outreach Division There were no boxes of chocolates or roses for the crew of USS...

How the Yalta Conference Shaped the World

By Joshua L. Wick, Naval History and Heritage Command, Communication and Outreach Division For eight days in the beginning of February 1945,...


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Guest Lecturer

Mon, 2015-02-23

Guest Lecturer

Mon, 2015-02-23

CDR Youssef H. Aboul-Enein, USN

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