Arctic waters may become a point of contention
After the controversial speech Defense Secretary Robert Gates delivered in May to an audience of naval officers and contractors in which he questioned “whether the nation can really afford a Navy that relies on $3-6-billion destroyers, $7-billion submarines and $11-billion carriers,” there was just time for one question from the audience. Given all that Gates had said, he could have fielded one of a number of questions about plans the Pentagon was hatching for the Navy, or how many ...
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