While arguably threats to national security have decreased in magnitude, they have increased in number, frequency, and variety. Far from creating a period of global peace, the end of the Cold War ushered in a period of crises and conflicts.
Many, perhaps even most, of these crises will occur in the heavily populated coastal regions of the developing world. As a result, the protection of national interests requires a strong, responsive naval expeditionary capability.
This kiosk was erected to commemorate the devastating conflicts of Somalia, Granada, Dominican Republic, and Panama.