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Wednesday
Oct182017

Why the United States Needs a 355-Ship Navy Now

www.nationalreview.com

By Robert O'Brien and Jerry Hendrix

If we do not maintain global supremacy on the seas, nations hostile to our principles will fill the gaps.

One of President Trump’s signature campaign promises to the American people was a 350-ship Navy. The Navy itself has stated unequivocally that it needs a bare minimum of 355 ships to meet the missions with which it has been tasked by our regional combatant commanders. Yet, sadly, it is becoming clear that no real budgetary steps have been or will be taken to fund this promise. Further, there is nothing on the horizon to suggest that anything will change on this front.

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Wednesday
Jul262017

Trump Acts To Revitalize America’s Defense Industrial Base 

www.breakingnews.com

By: Jerry Hendrix and Robert C. O'Brien

President Donald Trump has identified a fact few of his recent predecessors have understood: the Defense Industrial Base of the United States (DIB) is a critical component of our national security. The DIB is more important than any individual weapons program – be it an aircraft carrier, long range bomber, or high-tech tank. But for too long, the DIB has been ignored, mismanaged or even attacked.

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Wednesday
Jul262017

Why Jerry Hendrix Should be the Next Navy Undersecretary

www.nationalinterest.org

By: Robert C. O'Brien

The Senate Armed Services Subcommittee on Seapower has been a bright spot in this Congress as it pushes the Pentagon to rebuild America’s Navy. At a hearing this week, the committee called retired Navy Captain Jerry Hendrix to testify about how to reach President Trump’s goal of a 350-ship fleet. Hendrix did not disappoint. He should now be considered the frontrunner for one of the key remaining Pentagon appointments—undersecretary of the Navy.

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Wednesday
Jun072017

To Keep Control of the Seas and the World, Trump Must Rebuild the Navy

www.observer.com

By: Jerry Hendrix and Robert C. O'Brien

China and Russia have decided that the sea is the place to challenge America’s global leadership. It is time for the United States to respond strongly to aggressions upon the high seas and demonstrate its continued command of the oceans. American resolve will deter aggression and miscalculation by the increasingly assertive China and Russia.

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Thursday
Apr132017

How Trump Can Build a 350-Ship Navy

www.politico.com

By: Jerry Hendrix and Robert C. O'Brien

When President Donald Trump wanted to send a message to North Korea, he did it the old-fashioned way: by sending the USS Carl Vinson—a Nimitz-class aircraft carrier that holds a crew of 5,200 people and bristles with some 65 or so fixed-wing aircraft and helicopters—steaming toward the Korean Peninsula.

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