329Few Know the Importance of America's Navy and Coast Guard
- Oct 21, 2008
Help Make Investment In Our Sea Services a National PriorityMISSION: The Sea Power Ambassador program was an initiative of the American Shipbuilding Association and the Navy League of the United States to educate the American public and our nation's elected officials on the need to rebuild the fleet of the U.S. Navy and Coast Guard to meet America's security requirements in the 21st Century. On 19 October 2004, the Navy League severed its ties with this program (see post http://groups.yahoo.com/group/SeaPower/messages/268).
CRISIS: America faces a national security crisis. The U.S. Navy fleet has dropped from 594 ships in 1987 to 280 ships today. This number represents the smallest Navy in our Nation's history since 1917. For 12 years, the nation has been ordering on average six new warships a year. This is the lowest rate of naval ship production since 1932, and if continued, our Navy will shrink to a fleet of 180 ships. While the Navy's fleet is on a dive course, the need for a larger and more capable fleet is more imperative now than at any other time in our history.
RESOURCES: The site, http://groups.yahoo.com/group/SeaPower, provides information about the maritime fleet, the shipbuilding industry, contractors, potential adversaries, and other items pertaining to the subject. The posts exceed 750 since the site was initiated 18 March 2004.
INVITATION: Please join and use SeaPower as an aid to covey our message to our nation's citizens and government officials.
President, Pacific Merchant Marine Council
Navy League of the United States
PMMC at cwo dot com | (916) 739.6949
Note opinions expressed do not necessarily represent the position of the American Shipbuilding Association or the Navy League.____________________________________----- Original Message -----From: Sea Power Ambassador HQSent: Tuesday, October 21, 2008 4:01 PMSubject: Few Know the Importance of America's Navy and Coast Guard
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