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Downsizing U.S. Merchant Marine Undermines Security

Posted to US Flag Merchant Marine (by on November 8, 2012

A robust merchant marine under the U.S. flag is a key element of America's national security.

In an op-ed column published today in Defense News, two former MarAd administrators argue persuasively for maintaining a robust U.S. flag fleet as a key element in national security. They call for support of a bipartisan bill introduced in Congress (the SEAS Act) to repeal the ill-advised cuts in cargo preference requirements for international food aid inserted by committee into the 2012 Surface Transportation Act.

See full text at http://www.defensenews.com/article/20121106/DEFFEAT05/311060014/Downsizing-U-S-Merchant-Marine-Undermines-Security.