If we were directed to make a large amphibious landing anywhere in the world now or in the next few years, the one thing that the Navy and Marines can be sure of is that civilian-manned and civilian-owned ships will be a part of the force.
Brosnan, John F. Jr.
"An Amphibious Landing? With Civilian Ships?,"
Naval War College Review: Vol. 39
, Article 5.
Available at: http://digital-commons.usnwc.edu/nwc-review/vol39/iss2/5