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Monday, November 23 2015
You're Wrong Mr. Trump

The grace, beauty, and power of a battleship at sea is enough to make any sailor worth his salt fall in love. These sea-going leviathans possess a majesty that once seen can never be forgotten. Presidential candidate Donald Trump hinted that he would consider recommissioning the USS Iowa and the USS Wisconsin. (Yes, they are kept in mothball condition just in case they’re needed—but they never will be called upon again.)

As much as I love the battleship, I think Mr. Trump is wrong. The cost of recommissioning the Iowa or the Wisconsin could easily be put to use building a new destroyer or two, or even several dozen small missile boats. One ship can only be in one place at a time. We need more hulls in the water to project force around the globe.

Let me hear from you. Is Trump right?

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