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10/23/2012
The Seattle Times
Up for debate: Does the U.S. have a big enough Navy? | quotes Professor James Holmes
"We judge naval combat power on a relative scale. That's why 'the Navy is smaller than it has been since 1917' and 'the Navy is bigger than the next 13 navies combined' both contain a grain of truth but are basically factoids. Numbers count; the tonnage of ships counts; but these one-liners tell us little."

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