The U.S. Navy has not significantly changed its deployment strategy since the Korean War. This strategy, which deploys groups of ships organized around aircraft carriers or large-deck amphibious ships to forward-presence "hubs," not only defines us as a Navy; it also has shaped the culture and thinking of generations of naval officers. But will it adequately address the challenges of the future operating environment?
The Answer Is the Carrier Strike Group . . . Now, What Was the Question?
With today's diverse threats and decreasing battle force, we must provide a better match between naval supply and theater demand.
By Captain Victor G. Addison Jr., U.S. Navy