Why Do We Need The U.S. Navy?

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In an article, "Fear and Loathing in the Post-Naval Era" for Proceedings Magazine, historian Barrett Tillman questions why the U.S. spends so much on a Navy it hardly ever uses.

In the article, Tillman writes, "justifying the high cost of a large fleet of warships and aircraft is a tall order."



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