As Gen. LeMay said, If he had to send a single SAC bomber in combat, he would have failed his job. Do we need a fire department, if there are no fires in the neighborhood. Do we need a navy, if there is no navy in the world of any size. Or should the navy be sized to just equal the size of an immediate threat? Or should we just crawl into a shell, forget about business and external trade and trade routes. What other purpose is freedom of the seas for?