Thursday, July 16, 2009

The Future of The Navy

The Navy will always employ new weapons, new tactics and greater power to protect and defend the United States on the sea, under the sea and in the air.

Now and in the future, control of the sea gives the United States her greatest advantage for the maintenance of peace and for victory in war.

Mobility, surprise, dispersal and offensive power are the keynotes of the new Navy. The roots of the Navy lie in the strong belief in the future, in continued dedication to our tasks and in reflection on our heritage from the past.

Never have our opportunities and our responsibilities been greater.

The Bluejackets' Manual 1957 (8th edition)

What is old is new again.

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