Naval power has again become the most prized force after a short while out of the limelight as air power ruled the 1990’s. Bound for Alexandria, the seizure of the Liberian flagged vessel by an Israeli vessel Tuesday is significant in two ways: Israel no longer has a true partner in Egypt, and Iran is waging a proxy war in all quadrants of the Middle east – anything within it’s reach.
On first point, Egypt’s military is too busy handling the countries internal affairs and cannot wait to be freed of that responsibility. With-ought a government in control, the military is not at liberty to define national interest, or may be timid in acting to do so.
Israel must maintain it’s security.
06/28/11 – Naval Power must be understood and again embraced.