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The Importance of the Jones Act Fleet to U.S. Homeland Security

By James H.I. Weakley 2016-05-18 21:00:37

The Jones Act plays a vital role in safeguarding America’s borders. By James H.I. Weakley Our homeland and national security have become inextricably intertwined over the past decade, a fact recently confirmed by a 2016 presidential candidate who astutely observed, “Homeland security is national security.” It’s been long understood that the U.S. merchant marine plays an integral national security role in times of war and peace. What is less understood is its critical importance in the protection of...

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