Download e-book for iPad: 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 us 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 procedure has been mostly winning: no strength can oppose the U.S. military at the open seas.
but capital send idea has turn into more and more inappropriate. Globally, abnormal conflict dominates the spectrum of clash, specifically within the aftermath of September 11. Fleet engagements are something of the prior or even small scale missions that depend on capital ships are challenged via abnormal warfare.
In a trend glaring considering that international conflict II, the U.S. military has tried to conform its capital send conception 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 boost a brand new strategic paradigm.

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