Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Decisive Naval Force

"I can see no change in the future role of our Navy from what it has been for ages past, for the Navy of a dominant Sea Power to gain and exercise the control of the Sea that its country requires to win the war, and to prevent its opponent from using the sea for its purposes. This will continue so long as geography makes the United States an insular power and so long as the surface of the sea remains the great highway connecting the nations of the world."

"From the birth of our nation, from the beliefs of our first President, George Washington, we have understood the worth of what he called "decisive naval force."

Admiral Raymond Ames Spruance

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