With pride, Americans point to the U.S. Navy as the mightiest in the world, now or ever. But China is in the midst of a campaign to try to surpass us. The People’s Liberation Army Navy has developed an aggressive strategy to try to outstrip the U.S. Navy by outnumbering us eventually and outpowering us.
Fortunately, our leaders are paying attention and are devoted to preventing this.
But the story is different when the topic turns to commercial ships instead of military vessels. Cargo ships are also a national security issue. Ninety percent of the world’s trade travels by ship, and whoever controls that trade has a tight grip on the world economy.