By R.B. Watts

ISBN-10: 078649879X

ISBN-13: 9780786498796

because the starting of the twentieth century, the USA has sought to accomplish Admiral Alfred Thayer Mahan’s imaginative and prescient of “command of the ocean” utilizing huge conflict fleets of capital ships. This approach has been usually profitable: no strength can oppose the U.S. military at the open seas.
but capital send idea has develop into more and more inappropriate. Globally, abnormal conflict dominates the spectrum of clash, in particular within the aftermath of Sept. 11. Fleet engagements are something of the prior or even small scale missions that depend on capital ships are challenged by means of abnormal warfare.
In a development obtrusive considering international struggle II, the U.S. military has tried to evolve its capital send conception to abnormal conflicts—with combined results—before returning to standard operations with very little strategic debate. This publication discusses the demanding situations of abnormal war within the twenty first century, and the necessity for U.S. naval energy to strengthen a brand new strategic paradigm.

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