Mar 15 2011

Even The Atlantic understands….

Published by at 6:05 pm under Navy

That the Navy’s shipbuilding priorities are all screwed up.

Of the 11 commissioned U.S. warships ships en route to Japan, almost half are big Cold War-era amphibious assault vessels purpose-built to land Marines on hostile shores. But while these unglamorous transport ships dispatch helicopters and critical aid to a grateful ally, they’re being marginalized by a Navy that tends to fixate on the capabilities to wage a high-tech, blue-water war, while underestimating the importance of mundane disaster-response work in maintaining our global power and influence.

Of course what The Atlantic does not realize is that all parts of Navy shipbuilding are broken.

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