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Naval History Magazine - Spring 1990 Volume 4 Number 2
content made possible by a gift from CAPT Roger Ekman, USN
On the Back of the Fleet
By Commander Brent L. Gravatt, U. S. Navy
The Navy is the first line of offense and naval aviation as an advance guard of this first line must deliver the brunt of attack. Naval aviation cannot take the offensive from shore; it must go to sea on the back of the fleet.