Monday, September 12, 2005

A Navy of the Future

Fire of Liberty

While we are in a global fight against the forces of Islamic extremists within the various countries of the Middle East, Africa, and Central Asia that is up to now been a ground way, the strategists and war planners within the Pentagon are also at work in preparing our naval fleet for the possibility of taking on future adversaries like China or North Korea. In an effort to pull our naval forces out of its post Cold War decline, the Pentagon has decided to take a step into the 21st Century with the development of the new DD(X) class destroyers with a massive array of missile and gun platforms as well as a revolutionary hull design that makes the ship radar evasive. Just check out this article by Michael Goldfarb over at the Weekly Standard.

The new destroyers will provide the much needed fire-power and range to our naval commanders so they can take on any enemies that await us in the many oceans and archipelagoes within the world. I guess the folks in the Pentagon and the Department of Navy have decided to dust of Alfred Thayer Mahan's wonderful classic The Influence of Sea Power Upon History 1660-1783 and the other histories of WWII to rediscover how necessary it is to have a large and powerful naval armada to take on a growing power. Thank G-d we have people in that Pentagon looking out for our national security and interest who realize it best to be fully prepared for an enemy than being caught flat-footed like we were on September 11, 2001. So whatever we do, let's build some two dozen of these ships to ensure our survival against our future adversaries.

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