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American Sea Power and the Obsolescence of Capital Ship by R.B. Watts

By R.B. Watts

because the starting of the 20 th century, the U.S. 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 process has been mostly profitable: no strength can oppose the U.S. army at the open seas.
but capital send thought has turn into more and more inappropriate. Globally, abnormal battle dominates the spectrum of clash, in particular within the aftermath of Sep 11. Fleet engagements are a specific thing of the prior or even small scale missions that depend on capital ships are challenged by way of abnormal warfare.
In a trend glaring due to the fact global struggle II, the U.S. military has tried to conform its capital send idea to abnormal conflicts—with combined results—before returning to conventional operations with very little strategic debate. This ebook discusses the demanding situations of abnormal battle within the twenty first century, and the necessity for U.S. naval energy to enhance a brand new strategic paradigm.

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