The development and application of maritime strategy profoundly affect today’s Navy in many ways. Perhaps the most important of these is the way in which our revitalized emphasis on strategy provides a focus for substantial reform of the Navy from within. The Navy has changed; the Navy is changing; and the Navy will continue to change. This change, however, is neither mindless or directionless, nor is it a defensive reaction to criticisms from outside the Navy. The evolution of our Navy is today based on the recently developed Maritime Strategy, consciously adopted by the Navy’s leadership. We are, in fact, the real reformers.
The Real Reformers
By Admiral James D. Watkins, U. S. Navy