Retiring Secretary of Defense Robert Gates has recommended the president nominate Navy Adm. Jonathan Greenert as the next chief of naval operations (CNO).
If you’ve got a king-sized bed to cover, a double-sized blanket won’t cover it. But the Navy won’t get an embroidered, quilted, king-sized blanket in the foreseeable future.
The Navy’s senior officer wants a larger and better fleet sooner to compete with other countries, but says the cost is yet to be determined.
New competitors and the rapid advance of technology have changed the character of military competition, and the US military has to change with it.
Bryan Clark, former special assistant to the Chief of Naval Operations, offers insight into what might be going on inside a troubled Navy.