Much has been written about the power projection and sea control functions of the 600-ship navy; yet a small but vitally important aspect of accomplishing this strategy is largely ignored by force planners. The naval mine, as an offensive weapon used against U.S. ports and harbors, could have a disastrous effect on the timely execution of a maritime strategy.
Resing, David C.
"Mine Countermeasures in Coastal Harbors: A Force Planner's Dilemma,"
Naval War College Review: Vol. 40
, Article 8.
Available at: http://digital-commons.usnwc.edu/nwc-review/vol40/iss2/8