The major arguments of Mahan are very different than has been supposed. Yet the issues that prompted him to put pen to paper remarkably resemble those of today—joint operations in coastal waters, global free trade, uncertainty about what America’s proper naval role should be, and a “revolution in naval affairs.”
"New Insights from Old Books,"
Naval War College Review: Vol. 54
, Article 8.
Available at: http://digital-commons.usnwc.edu/nwc-review/vol54/iss3/8