The constant evolution of military technology has driven continuous change in the character of warfare, to the benefit of the militaries that adapt the most successfully. More than 70 years have passed since a major maritime conflict. During that time many new technologies have emerged, with few combat tests to provide reliable guideposts regarding what will prove successful now and in a future conflict.
Sea Power in the Precision-Missile Age
In the hands of adversaries, long-range strike systems could drastically alter the conduct of war at sea.
By Rear Admiral Walter E. Carter Jr., U.S. Navy