"The unresting progress of mankind causes the continual change in weapons; and with that must come the continual change in the manner of fighting."1
Between World War I and World War II, the naval service nurtured many warfighting innovations—most notably carrier aviation and amphibious warfare—that proved decisive in time of war.2 The end of the Cold War has left the United States in what may be another interwar period. In this period of reduced tension, however, the United States must do more than merely prepare to fight and win the next regional conflict. Instead, the expanding international community of free-market democracies requires a security strategy that promotes stability, encourages economic growth, and prevents conflict—capitalizing on America's economic and military strength all the while.