Building a US Navy Warship Isn’t Just About Firepower (Think Politics)

Warship design is a political process as much as an engineering challenge. Never was that more true than during the interwar decades, the heyday of naval arms control. Shipwrights in those days thought in terms of tradeoffs among speed, protection, and armament. You couldn’t have it all. For instance, adding more protection to a man-of-war—chiefly … Continue reading Building a US Navy Warship Isn’t Just About Firepower (Think Politics)