The Navy was the post-World War II leader in supporting research for technological innovations intended to strengthen U.S. military might; the ANP project, however, is one instance in which it would have been better not to have been involved at all.
James, Carolyn C.
"The Politics of Extravagance: The Aircraft Nuclear Propulsion Project,"
Naval War College Review: Vol. 53
, Article 7.
Available at: http://digital-commons.usnwc.edu/nwc-review/vol53/iss2/7