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An equal expenditure in smaller SCS vessels and a large number of new corvettes for "anti-terrorist at sea capabilities" would give plenty of flag rank positions to hand around.

But it seems likely that in the late 1990's and early 2000's, "going along with the yanks" was the easier path to walk.

I've been accused of being a Marxist, yet while Harpo's my favourite, it's Groucho I'm always quoting. Odd, that.

by BruceMcF (agila61 at netscape dot net) on Thu Oct 16th, 2008 at 10:38:29 AM EST
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