Modularity Will Help Protect the Maritime Commons
By Captains George Galdorisi and R. Robinson Harris, U.S. Navy (Retired); and Antonio Siordia
As the world recovers from the great recession that began in 2007, there is every indication that the global maritime commons will figure even more prominently in international commerce than it does today. The need to ensure free and open use of the seas will only increase in importance. That job demands the presence of ships if not across the full expanse of the maritime commons, at least in each choke point. However, the Navy is unequipped to handle the wide-ranging problems that this involves today.