Mayday: The Decline of American Naval Supremacy (Paperback)

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Over the past two decades, the Navy's combat fleet has dwindled to historic lows--the smallest since before World War I. At the same time, China's Navy has increased significantly and at an extraordinary rate. Cropsey argues the decline of U.S. seapower will have profound consequences.

About the Author

Seth Cropsey is the former U.S. Deputy Undersecretary of the Navy, having served under four Secretaries of the Navy in the Reagan and Bush administrations. He also served as an officer in the United States Naval Reserve for nearly two decades. He is now Senior Fellow at the Hudson Institute in Washington and a frequent contributor to The Weekly Standard, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post and other publications.

Praise for Mayday: The Decline of American Naval Supremacy…

"From diminished budgets to increased tasks the world over, the rise of potential future naval competitors, and an enfeebled procurement system the United States Navy is in serious trouble. Seth Cropsey's brilliant explanation speaks to a general audience, detailing how the failure to solve these problems will cripple America's position as a global power and risk the United States' future security. Every American should read this extraordinary book." --John Lehman, former United States Secretary of the Navy and member of the 9/11 Commission

"Mayday  looks at the past, present, and future of the U.S. Navy and finds a troubling drift toward a smaller fleet and reduced American global influence. Seth Cropsey argues that America's stature as a formidable power has and will parallel her ability to remain the world's great seapower. It is an argument that deserves the widest possible readership." --Jon Kyl, former U.S. Senate Minority Whip

"Mayday is a powerful distress call about the dangerous decline of American seapower. It's also a significant contribution to thinking about American national security policy and to formulating American grand strategy in the 21st century. And it's a good read."--William Kristol, Editor, The Weekly Standard

Product Details ISBN-10: 1468308289
ISBN-13: 9781468308280
Published: Overlook Press, 03/01/2014
Pages: 348
Language: English
Recommended Reading Level Minimum Age: 18
Maximum Age: UP
Minimum Grade Level: College Freshman
Maximum Grade Level: Up