Thursday, August 19, 2010

An adequate and highly trained Navy

"So far from being in any way a provocation to war, an adequate and highly trained navy is the best guarantee against war, the cheapest and most effective peace insurance. The cost of building and maintaining such a Navy represents the very lightest premium for insuring peace which this nation can possibly pay.

The American people must either build and maintain an adequate navy, or else make up their minds definitely to accept a secondary position in international affairs, not merely in political, but in commercial, matters."

—President Theodore Roosevelt, 1901
26th President of the United States

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