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Old 10-23-2012, 08:09 PM   #133
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Agreed, but countering a greatly improved Chinese Navy isn't necessarily done just by comparing the number of keels. This isn't Great Britain trying to rule the seas just by having the most Ships of the Line.
Good grief. You act like I'm making this "requirement" for a 300+ ship navy out of the blue on my own. I'm basing it on the Navy's recommendation and I'm assuming that the Navy isn't basing their analysis on a simple comparison of the number of keels.

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Comically naive to assume that the navy doesn't have its own agenda, which needs to be subject to oversight by politicians. The military always wants more, more, more and only fools just hand them the keys to the vault and say "whatever you need, YOU'RE the professionals."

I seem to remember a few wise words on this general topic.
It's comical hubris to believe you have a better grip on Naval requirements than the Navy does. Or that you can simply assume that the Navy only needs 90% (or some other discount factor) of what it asks for.
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