Pearl Harbor

Pearl Harbor at 80

By John Prados
December 2021
The 1941 attack that pulled America into global conflict was a seismic event in 20th-century history—and to this day, controversies continue and questions remain.
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Bleak December

By Captain James P. Ransom III, U.S. Navy (Retired)
December 2021
Submarines were supposed to be the key element in the Asiatic Fleet’s defense of the Philippines—but the advancing Japanese tide rolled right over them in the weeks after Pearl Harbor.
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Torpedo on Target!

By James D. Hornfischer, adapted by Doug Murray, drawn by Steven Sanders
December 2021
An excerpt from the graphic-novel adaptation of the naval bestseller The Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailors, published by Dead Reckoning.
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Collisions at Sea

By Lieutenant Commander Thomas J. Cutler, U.S. Navy (Retired)
December 2021
Despite the unique challenges that mariners face, there are practices that can significantly mitigate the risk of collision.
Vice Admiral William P. Mack

Insidious Political Influence

By Vice Admiral William P. Mack, U.S. Navy (Retired)
December 2021
Dr. John T. Mason Jr.’s 1980 oral history of Admiral Mack specified that the Institute could not release a sensitive portion of it until after the deaths of all involved.
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Fading But Not Yet Gone

By Lieutenant Commander Joseph T. Martin, Supply Corps, U.S. Navy, Retired 
December 2021
The Gold Bullion Officer Cap Device is an iconic piece of Navy uniform history—and it is still within regulations today.