Robert D. Kaplan. "America's Elegant Decline." The Atlantic Monthly. The influential writer who predicted "The Coming Anarchy" and pushed American military leaders to focus on counterinsurgency and urban warfare now wonders if we've let traditional military strengths like sea power decline too far. Can a 150-ship navy meet the security challenges of the 21st century or is the United States, like Britain before it, on the path to giving up global sea supremacy?
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