(See E. S. Briggs and D. K. Forbes, p. 10, July 2012 Proceedings)
Admiral Thomas B. Hayward, U.S. Navy (Retired), former Chief of Naval Operations—I wish to voice my strong concurrence with the opinions expressed by Vice Admiral Briggs and Captain Forbes regarding the need for a comprehensive national energy policy that embodies a practical naval energy strategy. It is dismaying, to say the least, to watch the current national leadership fail to appreciate the extraordinary opportunity now available to exploit our domestic fossil-fuel resources that provide a revolutionary opportunity to achieve real “strategic independence” from foreign oil sources while simultaneously impacting positively our national economic posture.
Mel Luter—Bravo Zulu for a job well done to Vice Admiral Briggs and Captain Forbes in their excellent article on the need for a realistic Navy energy policy. Thank you for showing it is more important to base an energy policy on known facts than to be politically correct.