To the Secretary of Defense, Fast Deployment Logistics ships (FDL's) were an essential component of a strategic capability for rapid military response, but to a labor leader they were "McNamara's floating Edsels" and "super juggernauts of the sea."2
Sutphen, Harold J.
"The Failure of the Fast Deployment Logistics Ship,"
Naval War College Review: Vol. 23
, Article 7.
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