Crafting a plan of action to use the sea offensively in the 1980s and the near-concurrent construction of a new class of nuclear-powered submarine present a study in policy, technology, tactics, and acquisition.
Logic suggests that policy directs strategy, which in turn leads to tactics to execute that strategy. These tactical considerations then become the foundation for development of supporting technologies. The technologies developed lead to acquisition of the equipment necessary to support the tactics. This logic, adopted from business and economic models, is the basis of the Planning Programming and Budgeting Systems.