To the uninformed, naval strategy is often confused with tactics—the maneuvering of ships on a “chessboard without squares.” To those better in the know, it becomes more strategic, embracing the employment of naval units on the waters of the world to good military advantage during wartime. But in truth, naval strategy is much more complex and capable than even this more enlightened view allows.
Teaching Naval Strategy—to All Who Matter
To Sea-Service professionals this subject is an obvious necessity. What is less apparent—but vitally important—is that others must also be taught the basics of this complex topic.
By Lieutenant Commander Thomas J. Cutler, U.S. Navy (Retired)