US Navy leaders looking to light 'a fire in our gut'

June 13, 2018

Richardson addressed China’s and Russia’s exponential increases in maritime activity, adoption of new technologies and use of information. “How do we recapture that sense of, ‘We could lose this if we don’t get going?’” he said. The U.S. Navy needs to rediscover its momentum and “get a fire in our gut,” he said. Richardson added that he doesn’t want the Navy’s competitive advantage to narrow to the point where anyone else thinks they have a chance of winning.