10 Jan '18, 8pm

This sounds ... familiar. cc @ConsWahoo

This sounds ... familiar. cc @ConsWahoo

CRYSTAL CITY: When the Chief of Naval Operations told the Navy in March to close its mouth about readiness issues he was heading in the wrong direction, a Marine and member of the House Armed Services Committee told the Surface Navy Association this morning. Rep. Mike Gallagher, who served two tours in Anbar Province before moving to the Intelligence Community, said the “highest levels of the Navy must change course and tell the story of seapower directly to the American people.” To sharpen the point, Gallagher spoke about the self-satisfied leaders of the Royal Navy before the Battle of Jutland with Germany. Their navy had ruled the seas for centuries. They had built dreadnoughts and other ships thought to be state of the art run preparation for war with the Kaiser. They were wrong about some of their tactics and some of their technology. While they didn’t lose the battle...

Full article: https://breakingdefense.com/2018/01/navy-dont-classify-it...

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