important that this conflict between responsible environmental stewardship and national security be resolved and that decisions be based on substantiated fact. Given that the Navy is a principal stakeholder in the issue, it is probably the most suitable agency to pursue this subject. Also, given that successful resolution is critical to naval operations, the Navy must pursue the R&D necessary to develop sufficient understanding of these issues to enable rational, informed decision making.
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