In the November 2019 Proceedings, Lieutenant Commander James Turnwall, U.S. Navy Reserve, makes a number of excellent points in his article “The Navy Is Losing the Missile Arms Race” as he presents a bleak case for the surface navy’s survival in a battle against peers. His final point is the salient one: Adversaries know how many missiles the Navy’s ships can carry and are able to saturate them in multiple ways. They have studied the Navy’s designs, capacities, and tactics, and developed counters intended to overwhelm them.
The Missile Race Is Not a One-Horse Race
By Ashley G. Johnson