In considering the relation of the Merchant Marine to national power, it is perhaps automatic for members of the Armed Forces to regard a large fleet of commercial shipping as indispensible to the security of the United States.
Synon, George D.
"The Relationship of the Merchant Marine to National Power,"
Naval War College Review: Vol. 2
, Article 2.
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