Monday, January 30, 2017

Rebuilding a Navy that Can Go in Harm’s Way

By William R. Hawkins

The U.S. Navy has suffered two decades of static, sub-minimal fleet development in a dynamic world of rising threats. The post-Cold war era ended long ago. We are now in another interwar period more akin to the 1930s. But America can meet the challenge. If it could mobilize then, it can do so again given the vast expansion in national wealth and resources since then. There is no reason the United States of the 21st century cannot match or exceed what it achieved in the 20th century. Only this time, it should not have to suffer the death and destruction of the early years of World War II. What Trump has said about the challenge of nuclear proliferation applies with equal validity to naval affairs, “We will outmatch them at every pass and outlast them all.” That is how we will keep America great......Read More.....

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