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Wednesday, January 11, 2017

U.S. Navy Surface Force Strategy: Return to Sea Control

Unclassified U.S. Navy Surface Force Strategy laying out the revitalization of USN surface forces in the context of a contested global commons, the need to keep open vital sea lanes and exploring the means by which this may be done. These means include "distributed lethality" which
"requires increasing the offensive and defensive capability of surface forces, and guides deliberate resource investment for modernization and for the future force. Providing more capabilities across surface forces yields more options for Geographic Combatant Commanders in peace and war.
In order to achieve the desired outcome of this strategy, we must rededicate the force to attain and sustain sea control, retain the best and the brightest, develop and provide advanced tactical training, and equip our ships with improved offensive weapons, sensors, and hard kill/soft kill capabilities. Pursuing these ends will enhance our capability and capacity to go on the offensive and to defeat multiple attacks."

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