The United States military has been forced to learn the lessons that were only formerly known by its special operations units throughout the current contingency operation in Iraq and Afghanistan. A more capable military has emerged from this series of transitions and growing pains. These lessons have been disseminated to military colleges and universities for others to reflect on and gain understanding from. The U.S. Naval Academy is such a place where officer candidates are exposed to this theory and understanding of warfare and its new reality.
Spend Smartly, Adapt Accordingly
Commander William Earl Fannin, Class of 1945, Capstone Essay ContestToday's surface-warfare environment requires a leaner, more versatile shipbuilding approach.
By Ensign Terence Bennett, U.S. Navy