There is no doubt that if the US wishes to project her influence, it is basically through promptness and through the seas since the adversaries are way away from her shores and she is on a limb. There is no doubt that the US supremacy is being seen on the decline. The reason is not because they are downsizing their forces and having budget cuts, it is because they embarked on disastrous wars in Iraq and Afghanistan where they are appearing to be losing. None admires a loser. In addition, China is on the rise and the US is unable to contest her, even in the Seas adjoining China where the US and her allies have immense strategic interests.A two penny ha'penny nation like North Korea too is appearing capable of co,cking the snoot at the US. Therefore, it maybe time for the US to reassess what is her strategic objectives are and how she will translate it into concrete action. Is the refurbishing the US Navy and her 'reach' essential to translate her strategic goals, as also to assist keeping China in check? Will a stronger US Navy ensure that China is controlled in her hegemonic pursuits in Asia in general and her neighbour in particular? That is the question that requires answers.