Okay ... a divergence from the usual political bantering. How about this direction the Navy is taking? This baby did like 50mph for 4-hours. They make these in Harry-Land up in Maine. I think all 4 branches of the military need to divert most of their funding for more usefull equipment - stuff that can be used against smaller forces which is what we are up against most of the time. Small well trained and expertly prepared forces are a major challenge militarily. We still have problems with a few dozen people with ied's, AK-47's, grenade launchers and donkeys.