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One Giant Leap … Down

11:25 AM, May 19, 2014 • By SETH CROPSEY
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In the meantime we will remain dependent on Russia. To the hollowing out of the U.S. military, a rebalance to Asia that an Obama Defense Department official in a moment of candor admitted the U.S. military cannot support, the bluster of broken red lines, and diplomacy that is incapable of repairing, the breaks must now be added the indignity of the Russian official’s taunt that the U.S. should consider trampolines to send its astronauts into space. It’s a disgrace.

Seth Cropsey is senior fellow and director of the Center for American Seapower at Hudson Institute.  He served as an officer in the Navy and as deputy undersecretary of the Navy in the Reagan and George H. W. Bush administrations.  His book, Mayday: The Decline of American Naval Supremacy, was published in a new paperback edition by Overlook Duckworth Press in April.

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