The Burning of the USS Bonhomme Richard Could Mean Problems for the U.S. Navy

Reuters
July 26, 2020 Topic: Security Region: Americas Tags: NavyBonhomme RichardNational SecurityShipsFire

The Burning of the USS Bonhomme Richard Could Mean Problems for the U.S. Navy

The irony is clear: even as the final embers of the USS Bonhomme Richard were being extinguished, it was the bent, melted and ungainly hulk of the Navy’s budget that was being rethought.

Mark Perry is the author of ten books on the U.S. military and American history, including The Most Dangerous Man in America, the Making of Douglas MacArthur. You can follow him at @markperrydc.

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