The U.S. Navy, indeed, the nation, confronts a broad range of daunting challenges, all of which compete for our attention and increasingly scarce resources. In the military sphere, in particular, we must adapt our capabilities within a wonderland of highly dynamic and rapidly changing technologies and systems that will completely redefine what it means to go to war. Most fundamentally, we need to change the way we think. Currently, our leaders have a linear mindset when dealing with the exponential challenge that will ultimately affect the Navy at every level, from our Sailors to the warships and the operation of the Fleet as a whole. If we do not get it right, we stand to squander successes already in hand, or worse.
Lead or Get Out of the Way: Winning the Millennium War
We can no longer afford to hamstring our young techno-savvy Sailors with antiquated systems.
By Vice Admiral Mark Edwards, U.S. Navy