Rather than concentrating on cutting off goods moved via illegally trafficking – people, cocaine, opioids, gold, exotic animal and plants – U.S. Southern Command and its national partners are now looking at the best way to disrupt the criminal networks that control that flow, SOUTHCOM commander Adm. Kurt Tidd said at a Coast Guard Academy leadership event Tuesday. Read More
NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. – The Coast Guard commandant said he would join the other military branches to make a public case for funding his service beyond congressionally imposed spending caps. Read More
Robert Timberg, U.S. Naval Academy Class of 1964, journalist, author and former Editor-in-Chief of Proceedings died on Tuesday of respiratory failure. He was 76. Read More
The deputy commandant for combat development and integration described the Marine Corps’ “campaign of learning” as the way forward in assessing what the service will need in the future. Read More
In the 1920s and 1930s, the Navy experimented with lighter-than-air craft in its fleet. In addition to work with blimps, it built and commissioned two dirigibles – with USS designation – to serve as flying aircraft carriers. Read More
Navies are tough on their ships.
From commissioning to when they leave the service, naval vessels are driven hard, fulfilling myriad missions and carrying their sailors and marines the world over.
More often than not at the end of their service these ships are sold to allies, scrapped or sometimes sunk to create coral reefs or for target practice.
However, there are some that are preserved as places for the public to get a sense for what life was like for warships and their crews on the high seas. Read More
WASHINGTON, D.C. — As the U.S. Navy shifts more of its attention to the Pacific the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) is moving more resources into the Western Hemisphere. Closer to the U.S. has grown by 40 percent, USCG commandant Adm. Paul Zukunft told attendees at the Maritime Security Dialogue on Friday. Read More
The following is an April 1992 U.S. Naval Institute debate on where Christopher Columbus landed in 1492 moderated by William F. Buckley, Jr. Read More
Sometimes in the throes of the monthly and bimonthly Proceedings and Naval History deadlines we lose sight of just how much bigger the U.S. Naval Institute is than any or all of us. And the 15 founding members who convened on the evening of 9 October 1873 by the light of oil lamps in the U.S. Naval Academy’s Department of Physics and Chemistry building probably had no idea that the organization would ever be as influential and relevant as it is today. Read More