John W. Miller, Thomas Donnelly, and Gary J. Schmitt | American Enterprise Institute
Renewed calls in Congress and the Pentagon for a more ambitious shipbuilding program reflect a consensus that the current configuration of the Navy is insufficient to meet the peacetime demands of national security, let alone those of a major contingency.
By Dale Rielage, Proceedings Magazine: “Once the dust clears from the congressional inquiries and the various special commissions, it will be a challenge to sort the wheat from the chaff to discover and implement the real lessons for our Navy.”
By Benjamin B. Foster, Proceedings Magazine: “The U.S. Third Fleet was born out of necessity, forged during the peak of the war in the Pacific.
By Claire Apthorp, Naval-Technology: “FFG(X) will be an “agile, multi-mission platform designed for operation in littoral and blue water environments”. It should be able to operate independently or integrate with a task force to conduct offensive and defensive surface, anti-submarine, and air warfare roles.”
By Daniel Gouré: “The Navy’s new concept for Distributed Maritime Operations (DMO) will take the idea of creatively, adaptively networking its platforms and systems to the next level.?”