A cardinal principle of Navy strategic planning is that “shaping” the international environment is a necessary and appropriate mission. However, the ever-increasing scope of forward presence exerts a tyrannical hold on the future of the Navy, a hold that threatens—in an era of constrained defense budgets and rapidly changing threats—to break the force.
"The Tyranny of Forward Presence,"
Naval War College Review: Vol. 54
, Article 2.
Available at: http://digital-commons.usnwc.edu/nwc-review/vol54/iss3/2