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Issue Brief #4054 on National Security and Defense

September 24, 2013

Biofuel Blunder: Navy Should Prioritize Fleet Modernization over Political Initiatives

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[1]Deniz F. Aktas et al., Anaerobic Metabolism of Biodiesel and Its Impact on Metal Corrosion, Naval Research Laboratory, April 21, 2010, http://www.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a530692.pdf (accessed September 19, 2013).

[2]Sam Fellman, “Details Emerge on Cruiser’s INSURV Failure,” NavyTimes, May 9, 2011, http://www.navytimes.com/article/20110509/NEWS/105090324/Details-emerge-cruiser-s-INSURV-failure (accessed September 9, 2013).  

[3]Syndey J. Freedberg Jr., “Will Sequester Scuttle Navy’s Surface Ship Comeback?,” BreakingDefense, August 5, 2013, http://breakingdefense.com/2013/08/05/will-sequester-scuttle-navys-surface-ship-comeback/ (accessed September 19, 2013).

[4]Daniel Goure, “The Measure of a Superpower: A Two Major Regional Contingency Military for the 21st Century,” Heritage Foundation Special Report No. 128, January 25, 2013, http://www.heritage.org/research/reports/2013/01/the-measure-of-superpower-a-two-major-regional-contingency-military-for-21-century.

[5]Congressional Budget Office, An Analysis of the Navy’s Fiscal Year 2013 Shipbuilding Plan, July 2012, http://www.cbo.gov/sites/default/files/cbofiles/attachments/07-25-12-NavyShipbuilding_0.pdf (accessed September 19, 2013).

[6]Luke Coffey, “Keeping America Safe: Why U.S. Bases in Europe Remain Vital,” Heritage Foundation Special Report No. 111, July 11, 2012, http://www.heritage.org/research/reports/2012/07/keeping-america-safe-why-us-bases-in-europe-remain-vital.

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