The recent decision to retire numerous obsolete U.S. Navy ships has been identified by many analysts as a potential turning point in the historical development of our Navy. This event might indeed signal the opportunity to exchange quantity of units for quality and efficiency, or it could result in the diminution of U.S. seapower.
Colbert, R. G.
"President's Notes: Challenge!,"
Naval War College Review: Vol. 23
, Article 3.
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