Lexington Institute’s Loren Thompson’s Forbes article is referenced in Jon Talton’s article for The Seattle Times regarding Carlyle Group’s acquisition of Vigor Industrial, a shipbuilder and marine repair company. “Washington might not have the time to build up its merchant marine before decisive battles are fought in a future conflict. Worse, the U.S. might have to resort to the use of nuclear weapons to compensate for a lack of conventional forces in places like Eastern Europe or South Korea. Lack of logistics can have lethal consequences in a fast-moving military campaign,” Thompson wrote.
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