"I Remember Ronald Reagan"

August 2004
U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings;Aug2004, Vol. 130 Issue 8, p28
Conference Proceeding
The authors remembers the former United States President Ronald Reagan, who was the governor at the time, from luncheon in the Pentagon in 1972. Among others present were admiral E.R. Zumwalt, Jr., chief of Naval Operations, governor Reagan, his aide, and the author, then serving as chief of Information for the Navy Department. After some pleasantries, the governor asked the CNO how the current United States Navy stacked up with the Soviet Navy, admiral Zumwalt's favorite subject. Admiral Zumwalt presented his usual outstanding descriptions of the two navies. He pointed out the rapid increase in the strength of the Soviet Navy. Their ships, aircraft, and submarines were good and formidable, and they are far ahead in cruise missiles.


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