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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.

From this Month's
Proceedings Magazine

Rethinking the Naval Academy Curriculum
Where Have All the Warriors Gone?
U.S. & Japan Can Counter Chinese A2/AD
Chinese antiaccess/area denial (A2/AD) capabilities in the Indo-Pacific region are alarming. China seeks to wield its growing might to...
Charting the Course: the U.S. Needs an Arctic Fleet
Russia (here the nuclear-powered icebreaker 50 Years of Victory) and many other countries invest a great deal in the Arctic. The United States should...
This Week in Proceedings Today
Build an Island of Freedom By Captain Sam J. Tangredi, U.S. Navy (Retired)

From this Month's
Naval History Magazine

Grzegorz Nawrocki
A Promise Kept

UPDATE: The wreckage of USS Helena (CL-50), the WWII-era St. Louis-class cruiser that survived the Japanese...

On Our Scope

The admiral “had some maddening habits,” one of his staff officers recalled. “He would play golf all the afternoon then return,...

As I Recall - 'We Gave a Tremendous Amount to Britain'
‘We Gave a Tremendous Amount to Britain’

Baldwin, for many years the military editor of The New York Times,...

In Contact
Bluejacket's Manual - From Kamikazes to Tridents
Missiles have been used militarily since World War II and are a major component of modern naval weaponry. Rockets have been in use...

U.S. Naval Institute Blog

Et tu Vanuatu?

Last week saw a rather interesting rash of articles of alarm and concern that, well beyond the South China Sea, that China was building a “...

Why I Sanded Down The Best Looking Jet in the Navy

*Editor’s note: This blog post is the text of a speech given by a commander to his squadron on the occasion of the “retiring” of...

Verifying Before Restoring the Trust in Shipboard Training

Following U.S. Fleet Forces Command’s “Comprehensive Review of Surface Fleet Incidents” of 2017’s collisions and grounding, recommendations for...

Cooperation, Not Confrontation, In the Arctic

The sea is emerging in the Arctic. Glaciers are receding. Permafrost is melting. Simultaneously, cruise ships are sailing virgin routes....

Cooperation, Not Confrontation, In the Arctic

The sea is emerging in the Arctic. Glaciers are receding. Permafrost is melting. Simultaneously, cruise ships are sailing virgin routes....

Naval History Blog

Cats in the Sea Services

Sailors and cats have a special relationship that dates back thousands of years. It is likely that the ancient Egyptians were the first seafarers...

Seaplanes: The End (of the beginning)

By the end of the war, the Navy had a number of advanced seaplane designs in the works – the JRM Mars and H-4 Hercules, the Spruce Goose, in...

World War II Submarine Commanders

The United States Naval Institute Oral History Archive features the reminiscences of the legendary Captain Slade D. Cutter.  Cutter turned down a...

No Forgotten Fronts: From Classrooms to Combat

My college classrooms are always full of veterans. That’s because San Diego is home to half a dozen military installations, including Naval Base...

Flying the Rubber Cows

This article by Alan L. Morse originally appeared in the February 1984 issue of Proceedings. What’s in a nickname? Today’s Goodyear...


Conferences and Events

2018 U.S. Naval Institute Annual Meeting

Wed, 2018-05-02

2018 U.S. Naval Institute Annual MeetingWednesday, 2 May 20184:00 - 5:45 p.m.Washington, DC The 145th Annual Meeting of the...

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