It is not surprising that many in the non-naval world think of navies as expensive alternatives to ground forces. The sea services thus generally have an uphill fight to explain what the navy can and should do for their country and citizens. Our question to naval commanders-in-chief around the world is: How do you explain to your government and fellow citizens why your navy is necessary and worth what it costs?
Admiral Augusto da Silva Cunha
Chief of Staff, Angolan Naval Forces