Certain classic functions of navies have disappeared (for the time being at least), others have changed, and a few new ones have emerged. In the new conditions, navies at war will strive to make sure that friendly ships and aircraft can get where they are needed when they are needed, and that those of the enemy cannot do these things. Furthermore, as occasion demands, navies will land forces, when possible in friendly ports, if necessary on or over hostile shores, and support them then and thereafter with fire and logistics.
Uhlig, Frank Jr.
"Fighting at and from the Sea—A Second Opinion,"
Naval War College Review: Vol. 56
, Article 5.
Available at: http://digital-commons.usnwc.edu/nwc-review/vol56/iss2/5