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05/01/2013
The National Interest
Dilemmas of the Modern Navy | by James Holmes
SEA POWER is a conscious political choice. A maritime power’s world standing depends on keeping taut the sinews of naval might. According to the famed American geostrategist Alfred Thayer Mahan, that means amassing international commerce, forward bases, and merchant and naval shipping.

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