Former Secretary of the Navy and Navy pilot John Lehman writes in the Washington Times that the Defense Department hijacked the Navy's plan for the future.
After many years of confusion and drift after the Cold War victory, the Navy has at last provided a serious plan for its future, as requested by Congress. It re-emphasizes the national requirement for a fleet of 355+ ships, it provides a clear logic for the need, a strategy for its employment in re-establishing the command of the seas necessary to deter our adversaries and prevent war.
You can read the rest of the piece via the below link:
You can also read my Washington Times review of John Lehman’s book, Oceans Ventured: Winning the Cold War At Sea, via the below link:
And you can read my Counterterrorism magazine Q&A with John Lehman via the below link: