READY FOR THE HOME GAME? THE SURFACE NAVY AND HOMELAND DEFENSE

dc.contributor.advisorDahl, Erik J.
dc.contributor.authorMiller, Joshua C.
dc.contributor.departmentNational Security Affairs (NSA)
dc.contributor.secondreaderMoran, Daniel J.
dc.date.accessioned2022-06-10T17:15:56Z
dc.date.available2022-06-10T17:15:56Z
dc.date.issued2022-03
dc.description.abstractStrategically, it will always be preferable for the United States to fight “out there” where the conflict is far away from the homeland. But, as the Russian and Chinese navies continue to develop longer-range capabilities and other threats toward the U.S. homeland grow, it is crucial to examine how well the surface Navy is prepared to defend the homeland. Given both the emerging threats from peer competitors, such as Russia and China, and the surface Navy’s prioritization of forces abroad, this thesis asks whether the surface Navy is adequately prepared to defend against such future threats to the American homeland. Through a qualitative analysis of relevant literature, this thesis concludes that the American homeland will be targeted by peer competitors during a future crisis or conflict. Based on credible threats to the homeland, the Navy will have to balance appropriately on prioritizing and allocating forces abroad and at home. The Navy will have to break away from the traditional maritime strategy of primarily only fighting abroad, and it will need to provide assistance to enhance a layered defense approach to effectively defend the homeland in the future. Thus, this thesis recommends establishing a national combined maritime and aerospace defense command to ensure that air, land, and sea forces are prioritized and allocated appropriately for the defense of the American homeland during crisis or conflict in the future.en_US
dc.description.distributionstatementApproved for public release. Distribution is unlimited.en_US
dc.description.serviceLieutenant, United States Navyen_US
dc.identifier.curriculumcode691, Homeland Security and Defense
dc.identifier.thesisid34684
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10945/69685
dc.publisherMonterey, CA; Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.en_US
dc.subject.authorNavyen_US
dc.subject.authorHomeland Security and Defenseen_US
dc.subject.authorNORTHCOMen_US
dc.subject.authorNORADen_US
dc.subject.authorChinaen_US
dc.subject.authorRussiaen_US
dc.subject.authorrelationsen_US
dc.subject.authordefenden_US
dc.subject.authorhomelanden_US
dc.subject.authorCONUSen_US
dc.subject.authorForce Allocationen_US
dc.subject.authorMaritimeen_US
dc.subject.authorMissileen_US
dc.subject.authorNORMADen_US
dc.subject.authorWWIIen_US
dc.subject.authorextended deploymenten_US
dc.subject.authorbinationalen_US
dc.subject.authordefense commanden_US
dc.subject.authorballistic missileen_US
dc.subject.authorcruise missileen_US
dc.subject.authorhypersonicen_US
dc.titleREADY FOR THE HOME GAME? THE SURFACE NAVY AND HOMELAND DEFENSEen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dspace.entity.typePublication
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineSecurity Studies (Homeland Security and Defense)en_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameMaster of Arts in Security Studies (Homeland Security and Defense)en_US
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