Thursday, August 13, 2009

Seapower - Like the Human Hand

... you can liken seapower to the human hand where with great delicacy, sensitivity, and perception it can be used to solve the combination of the lock on a safe, or the skilled hand of a surgeon who, with the greatest delicacy, can excise the cancerous growth from the human body, or again, it can be clenched in the fist representing the brute force philosophy of an all-out exchange.

Rear Admiral John Sidney McCain, Jr.
on Capitol Hill
12 April 1962

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