Archive for September, 2008

Destroyer flip-flop

TO THE NAVY, for its next-generation destroyer flip-flop. Having spent 13 years and $10 billion in research and development, the Navy reversed course and decided the DDG 1000 program wasn’t right for …

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Patroling the deep

Critical anti-submarine warfare skills must be restored

After the end of the Cold War in 1991 and until recently, anti-submarine warfare (ASW) was generally neglected by the Navy. One reason for this …

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Power struggle

Who should declare war: the president or Congress?

When President Truman ordered U.S. troops to Korea in 1950, he was the first U.S. president who didn’t get authority from Congress before starting …

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