• Heritage Action
  • Heritage Libertad
  • More
Issue Brief #4054 on National Security and Defense

September 24, 2013

Biofuel Blunder: Navy Should Prioritize Fleet Modernization over Political Initiatives

By and

Show references in this report

[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.

Heritage's daily Morning Bell e-mail keeps you updated on the ongoing policy battles in Washington and around the country.


The subscription is free and delivers you the latest conservative policy perspectives on the news each weekday--straight from Heritage experts.


The Morning Bell is your daily wake-up call offering a fresh, conservative analysis of the news.


More than 200,000 Americans rely on Heritage's Morning Bell to stay up to date on the policy battles that affect them.


Rush Limbaugh says "The Heritage Foundation's Morning Bell is just terrific!"


Rep. Peter Roskam (R-IL) says it's "a great way to start the day for any conservative who wants to get America back on track."


Sign up to start your free subscription today!