Lions in the Littoral - Leadership on Risk's Edge
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As U.S. Navy forces focus on littoral operations, there is a need to explore force structure and capabilities that address operations in the global littorals with and without support of traditional blue water force structure from the U.S. Navy’s key naval partners. This Navy force, optimized for littoral operations will act independently within the complex littoral zone and against sophisticated threats and it will act as a force multiplier in the application of traditional blue water capabilities adjacent to the littorals.
Reprinted from Tidskrift i Sjöväsendet Issue 1/2015
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