Wavy Navy

I’ve been a longtime reader of War Nerd, and his latest column about the U.S. Navy pitted against Iranian speedboats is simply fantastic:

Of course the Navy won’t ever stage a test like that. It’d be like asking Benny Hinn to walk on water. You’re not supposed to put your god to the test, and Navy brass really do think they’re God. Something about all that “tradition” and bullshit etiquette on “the bridge” goes to their heads. You’re supposed to trust them. And give them all your money so they can pretend it’s still 1880 and the dreadnought rules the waves. Besides, Navy officers were always “gentlemen,” and there’s nothing as totally useless as a gentleman.

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