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We must balance our presence requirements with the missions and threats we are likely to face in a given region. Worldwide presence is necessary for maritime security, which is one of the arguments in favor of developing the Littoral Combat Ship, a platform that will add new capabilities and complement our current and evolving fleet of surface combatants.
When discussing topics related to America’s leaders, most people focus on current day reports about the leaders who let us down, who compromise their oath of office, and who violate both legal and moral ethics. Very rarely does such a discussion focus on those individuals who provide good leadership for our nation, our states, or our local governments.
As we enter into this new year, many of us will be reflecting on the past and making resolutions toward the future. In the multitude of resolutions we will be making and, for the most part, breaking, I believe it is appropriate that all Americans resolve to educate future generations about the sacrifices made by members of the U.S. Military.
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