Army & Navy And Civilian Defense - NAVY: End of an Argument

All over the U.S. armchair strategists still pound the table: the battleship is through, air power rules the seas.

But last week the evidence piled up that the armchair strategists, not the Navy, were behind the times—for the Navy has turned the corner while its critics still call for the corner to be turned. A profound reorganization of the Navy high command is under way—and the men coming up are airmen. Navy thinking recognizes clearly that sea power is in transition again, a transition as great and as clearly marked as that of...

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