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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP17 Oct 2020 4:47 p.m. PST

… Case for a Navy of Over 500 Ships

"For too long, the U.S. has lived off the dividends of its Cold War investments. Consider its Navy.

In the first years following the Soviet Union's dissolution, the nation closed four public shipyards and rapidly reduced the fleet by over 137 ships. Now, however, with the resurgence of Russia and an assertive China, it is a trend the Secretary of Defense Mark Esper is working hard to reverse.

On October 6, Esper channeled the great naval thinker Alfred Thayer Mahan at a fireside chat, making a persuasive case that things must change. His call for upwards of 500 ships, including numerous unmanned platforms and new classes of warships, is welcome. It represents one part of a wider effort to bend trend-lines towards a revitalized Navy for great power competition…"
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Legion 418 Oct 2020 7:41 a.m. PST

That's a lot of ships !!!! huh?

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP18 Oct 2020 3:15 p.m. PST

China is pushing you…! (smile)


Legion 419 Oct 2020 7:35 a.m. PST

Nope !!! 😁Just wonder where the $ is going to come from ? 🤔 IMO the CCP is a bigger threat than Russia !

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP19 Oct 2020 11:57 a.m. PST



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