“The Defense of Our New Naval Stations.” See No. 102.
Lieut.-Commander W. F. Fullam, U. S. Navy.—There can be no question that in the defense of fortified points against attack there must be united action and undivided responsibility on the part of the defenders. It is pretty generally recognized the world over that the defense of naval bases, and indeed many fortified seaports, should be left to the navy rather than to the army.
Whatever may be the policy of the United States as regards home ports, it is most important that the navy shall be relied upon, and shall control in the defense of foreign and colonial naval bases and coaling stations. There must be a complete recognition of this principle.