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Does the U.S. Navy need more ships?

A recent story from nationalreview.com higlights a common theme among defense commentators today — the need for a larger fleet.  This was an issue that President Reagan confronted when he embraced the 600 ship Navy plan.

However, the varying budgets and shifting priorities of the subsequent periods resulted in the current fleet size of 279.  President Trump promised American he would grow that number, and Robert  C. O’Brien and Jerry Hendrix at National Review support that idea.

Key adversary naval and aviation platforms look remarkably similar to their U.S. counterparts because of massive ongoing campaigns to steal advanced U.S. military technologies. Both cyber and old-fashioned human-intelligence industrial espionage has … Read more at source…

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