New competitors and the rapid advance of technology have changed the character of military competition, and the US military has to change with it.
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.
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.
Retiring Secretary of Defense Robert Gates has recommended the president nominate Navy Adm. Jonathan Greenert as the next chief of naval operations (CNO).