These include among others air dominance strategic lift the ability to project

These include among others air dominance strategic

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These include, among others, air dominance, strategic lift, the
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ability to project power throughout and beyond the world's oceans, counterinsurgency proficiency, and the ability to seize and control land. Maintaining these capabilities has enabled the soldier, sailor, airman, and Marine to remain adequately prepared for a full spectrum of potential operations.
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2NC – DIB Internals Strong DIB key to hegemony and economic strength HENDRIX and O’BRIEN 17 – * retired U.S. Navy captain and award-winning naval historian-strategist, is a naval expert at the Center for a New American Security, **a partner at Larson O’Brien LLP, served as a national security advisor to Scott Walker, Mitt Romney, and Ted Cruz during their presidential campaigns [Jerry, Robert, Trump Acts To Revitalize America’s Defense Industrial Base, 7/26/2017, - to-revitalize-americas-defense-industrial-base/ , DKP] President Donald Trump has identified a fact few of his recent predecessors have understood: t he 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. With his signing of an executive order to review and revitalize America’s industrial base, the president has taken the first step to rebuilding the nation’s defense infrastructure. This will also encourage the restoration of redundancies in our industrial capability that are crucial both in peace time and in times of war. Like Ronald Reagan, President Trump also understands that DIB jobs are high-paying and give skilled workers in regions that have suffered from economic neglect a chance to get back to work in our factories and shipyards. That he chose to sign the executive order on the USS Gerald Ford aircraft carrier Friday carries real symbolism. Only America has the capacity to build a super carrier. The Russians want such ships but cannot construct them and even the Chinese, with all of their recently-acquired shipbuilding prowess, are years away from replicating the Ford-class carriers that will soon enter America’s fleet. But this technological and manufacturing edge can no longer be taken for granted as the nation’s DIB becomes increasingly fragile. With his focus on the DIB, Trump now follows in the footsteps of both Roosevelt’s, Theodore and Franklin. Each President Roosevelt served as the assistant secretary of the Navy, managing the rapid expansion of the US Navy prior to the Spanish-American War (Theodore) and World War I (Franklin). These experiences dramatically informed their understanding of the DIB during their presidencies. For Theodore Roosevelt, it was the “up-building” of the Great White Fleet that heralded the United States’ emergence as a world power at the dawn of the twentieth century. His cousin, Franklin, was required to shift the entire American economy to
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