Much attention has been given to the role of seapower and naval forces in the conduct of war. The Navy's combat capability is obvious and its rationale is increasingly discussed in terms both of the deterrence of conflict and of the political uses of seapower.
Nathan, James A. and Oliver, James K.
"The Evolution of International Order and the Future of the American Naval Presence Mission,"
Naval War College Review: Vol. 30
, Article 4.
Available at: http://digital-commons.usnwc.edu/nwc-review/vol30/iss4/4