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By R.B. Watts

ISBN-10: 078649879X

ISBN-13: 9780786498796

because the starting of the 20 th 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 technique has been often winning: no strength can oppose the U.S. military at the open seas.
but capital send thought has develop into more and more inappropriate. Globally, abnormal conflict dominates the spectrum of clash, particularly within the aftermath of Sep 11. Fleet engagements are something of the prior or even small scale missions that depend on capital ships are challenged by way of abnormal warfare.
In a development glaring on the grounds that international conflict II, the U.S. army has tried to evolve its capital send thought to abnormal conflicts—with combined results—before returning to standard operations with very little strategic debate. This booklet discusses the demanding situations of abnormal war within the twenty first century, and the necessity for U.S. naval strength to advance a brand new strategic paradigm.

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