Repealing the Jones Act may endanger national maritime security, says expert

Critics of the Jones Act have once again floated the idea of repealing the maritime law. National security experts say that would be a mistake. Without the Jones Act, says Loren Thompson of Forbes magazine, the Navy would have to spend billions of dollars acquiring new vessels and finding new crew members. In the meantime, foreign interests might take over critical infrastructure.

Read more potential consequences of repealing the Jones Act at Forbes.

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