Tuesday, June 14, 2005

Our Incredible Shrinking Navy

At Ultraquiet No More, there have been quite a few posts lately on the recent round of proposed base closures and, more disturbingly, on the alarming rate of shrinkage of our submarine force. While some have expressed the concern that submarines might be especially vulnerable to cutbacks due to the perception that the force is a relic of the Cold War, or that their capabilities do not fulfill our current needs, I think there is a far more fundamental cause for alarm: Our Navy in general is being allowed to shrink at an alarming rate.

More at Gus Van Horn, including excerpts from and links to stories on testimony before the House Armed Service subcommittee on the dangers of allowing our submarine force to continue shrinking.

-- CAV


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