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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
The Naval Review has a 54-year history. It started in 1962 as an annual hardback publication that looked very much like a book. Frank Uhlig, Jr., was...
CEO Notes
General Prize Essay Contest Sponsored The Naval Institute is grateful to Andrew and Barbara Taylor and to the Crawford Taylor Foundation of St. Louis...
Comment & Discussion
#SavetheSkirt (See A. Scott, p. 12, April 2016 Proceedings)
Now Hear This - Innovation: A Three-Dimensional Formula
What is the formula for innovation, and more important, how do we sustain it? It comes down to being good in three dimensions: technology, human...
Nobody Asked Me, But . . . -It's Time to Train Women for the Fight
Every Marine learns that the purpose of the Marine Corps Infantry is to “locate, close with, and destroy the enemy.” The infantry is the...

From this Month's
Naval History Magazine


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...

In Contact

In Praise of the Wilburs

Commander Peter B. Mersky, U.S Naval Reserve (Retired)

Armaments & Innovations - DASH, Snoopy, and the Night Panther

In the mid-1950s modern helicopter development was in its early years, and was full of innovative design ideas. The technology, less than two...

U.S. Naval Institute Blog

Greater Expectations

Over the past few months there has been a lot of focus on the bias women in the Marine Corps face throughout their careers and the subsequent...

Midrats May Day Episode 330: “Terrorists on the Ocean” with CAPT Bob Hein, USN

Please join us for a May Day show on – no shock here – 1 May 2016 at 5pm EDT for Midrats Episode 330: “Terrorists on the Ocean...

Fixing Navy Acquisition

Introduction In a recent essay, “An Acquisition System to Enable American Seapower,” Navy Captain Mark Vandroff and retired Navy Commander Bryan...

Thinking Slow on Cybersecurity

Today’s cyber world is getting more complex. For those charged with ensuring information systems remain secure the question remains – how...

IG Problems: Shipmate, line starts at the rear

If you have not already, before you go further in this post, I highly recommend that you read the recent and important article by Admiral William...

Naval History Blog

On Naval History’s Scope

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

Q&A with Vince O’Hara, Naval Institute Press Author of the Year

Vincent P. O’Hara received the 2015 Naval Institute Press Author of the Year Award at the U.S. Naval Institute’s 2016 Annual Meeting. The Press...

‘Life was very simple. Very simple’

Mary Taylor Alger Smith was born on 1 May 1892 and grew up at the U.S. Naval Academy, where her father, Philip R. Alger, a naval officer, was...

‘Subdue, Seize, and Take . . .’

On 9 February 1799, the U.S. frigate CONSTELLATION was cruising in Caribbean waters when a lookout reported an unidentified ship just over the...

Surprise in the Archive: A Distinctive ‘do in ’62

Sometimes in the routine work of the photo archives, you come across something surprising. In this case, in the process of sleuthing out...


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