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Strategic Tradeoffs in U.S. Naval Force Structure - Rule the Waves or Wave the Flag?

By Erik Gartzke and Jon Lindsay

In a recent article, "Strategic Tradeoffs in U.S. Naval Force Structure - Rule the Waves or Wave the Flag?", Minerva-funded researchers, Erik Gartzke and Jon Lindsay examine different aspects and implications of the recently released tri-service maritime strategy, Advantage at Sea: Prevailing with Integrated All-Domain Naval Power. This article is the fourth in a series of eight articles, “Maritime Strategy on the Rocks".

"Advantage at Sea elides classic tensions in naval strategy by aiming to improve deterrence, global presence, and combat effectiveness in equal measure. However, these worthy objectives cannot all be met to the same degree, and in the same way, by any future U.S Navy."

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Associated Minerva-funded project: Deterring Complex Threats: The Effects of Asymmetry, Interdependence, and Multi-polarity on International Strategy