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Churchill on seapower

“Sea-power, when properly understood, is a wonderful thing.”

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“Sea-power, when properly understood, is a wonderful thing.”

— Winston Churchill in Their Finest Hour, explaining the difficulties facing any German attempt to invade England

U.S. Navy/Wikimedia Commons 

Thomas E. Ricks covered the U.S. military from 1991 to 2008 for the Wall Street Journal and then the Washington Post. He can be reached at ricksblogcomment@gmail.com.

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