Comment and Discussion

Sherwood Jr., Nelson M.; Snedeker, John C.; Albertson, Mark; Parker Jr., John T.; Denihan, Shawn; Wyman, Thomas S.; Berger, David J.; Baron, J.B.; Smith-Christmas, Kenneth L.; Goure, Daniel; Sayles, Paul H.
April 2006
U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings;Apr2006, Vol. 132 Issue 4, p6
Conference Proceeding
The article presents quotes from notable people in U.S. navy. According to the chief engineering officer, U.S. Merchant Marine, Nelson M. Sherwood, the reason U.S. shipyards haven't been able to compete in the global market is because most nations of the industrialized maritime world heavily subsidize their shipbuilding industry, which the U.S. does not. Mark Albertson discusses U.S. as a maritime nation and it is imperative that the U.S. maintain a level of naval power attendant with its interests. According to vice admiral, U.S. Navy, John T. Parker, Vice admiral J. Doyle and J. Colvard have identified a problem of fundamental importance-the removal from the acquisition process of line officer influence.


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