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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
When weighing U.S. military capabilities against those of peer competitors or regional troublemakers, we tend to look at the hard numbers first:...
CEO Notes
The Naval Institute staff, Board of Directors, Trustees, and I continue to develop an updated strategic plan for the Institute. The project is...
Comment & Discussion
People Development is Key to Acquisition (See J. E. Colvard, p. 10, June 2015 Proceedings)
Now Hear This - Closing on Steady Bearing—Decreasing Range
The rise of other nations, prickly domestic issues, and simply the hard lessons of history are placing the future of the United States as the...
Nobody Asked Me, But . . . - It’s Time to Take the ‘Petty’ Out of the American Sea Services
Since entering the Coast Guard, I have chafed at the term “petty officer.” As a prior enlisted U.S. Army Air Cavalry member, I took pride...

From this Month's
Naval History Magazine

On Our Scope

Naval History readers wishing to transcend the printed word can get a tactile feel for sailor life by visiting one of the more than 160...


Thomas B. Allen is well known for his writing on the subjects of espionage and military history. His books include ...

Looking Back - Return to a Different Place

Some of the happiest memories of my naval experience are from the spring of 1969 when both my...

In Contact

A Group Photo Brings Back Memories

Vice Admiral John Nyquist, U.S. Navy, Retired

Armaments & Innovations - The Pocket Polaris

While the Polaris ballistic missile was being developed in the mid-1950s, many submarine officers must have wondered whether the great bulk of U.S...

U.S. Naval Institute Blog

Pearls, Lily Pads, and Presence

Alternative title: The News of the Neo-Isolationist Superpower Has Been Greatly Exaggerated If as Americans we have trouble figuring out from “...

The Promise of Advancing Commercial Tech and Fleet Inspired Innovation

This past week, Navy leaders called for sailors, civilians, and researchers to commit themselves to emphasizing and adopting robotics and...

On Midrats 28 June 15- Episode 286: A Restless Russia and its Near Abroad with Dr. Dmitry Gorenburg

Please join us at 5pm Eastern Daylight Time (U.S.) for Midrats Episode 286: A Restless Russia and its Near Abroad with Dr. Dmitry Gorenburg: It is...

A Mathematical Approach to the Radian Rule

As a Junior Officer, it was very enjoyable to drive for an Underway Replenishment (UNREP) – with the sole exception, that is, of trying to...

NATO: Operational or Apsirational?

“From each according to his ability, to each according to his needs” – Morelly/Blanc/Marx/Soviet Union/etc  For an organization...

Naval History Blog

America, Independence and Freedom: Three Great Names That Go Great With Navy Ships

By Joshua L. Wick Naval History and Heritage Command, Communication and Outreach Division When many Americans think of the 4th of July, a few...

Five Navy Ships Celebrate Milestone Anniversaries

From Naval History and Heritage Command, Communication and Outreach Division It’s July, the month of red, white and blue… and commissionings, too...

Naval History: Around the Globe and in Communities Everywhere

By Sam Cox, Rear Adm., U.S. Navy (Retired), Director, Naval History and Heritage Command While visiting the USS Houston’ s survivors association...

Property of Frank H. Wilson

During my first summer at USNI as photo researcher, I made a friend. Actually, this friend does not work here or anywhere else. His name is Frank...

Last Higgins Boat Lands On Utah Beach

By Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class David R. Krigbaum Utah Beach, a site of intense fighting in June 1944, is now a peaceful place, with a...


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Maritime Security Dialogue

Thu, 2015-07-09

You are cordially invited to: Surface Warfare in a Complex World A discussion with: Vice Admiral Thomas S. Rowden, USNCommander,...

2015 Naval History Conference

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