Naval commanders have always prided themselves on the Service's ability to operate outside the constraints of politics ashore while still remaining readily available nearby at sea to intercede as necessary. Partly for this reason, naval aviation and the Marines have played prominent roles in most crises since the end of World War II
Sullivan, William K.
"Now is the Time to: Rethink, Redesign, and Redeploy Naval Aviation,"
Naval War College Review: Vol. 35
, Article 3.
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