If the U.S. Navy’s budget does not increase in real terms, the prospect over the longer run is for a fleet with advanced capabilities for performing missions but too few ships and aircraft to perform them simultaneously in all desired areas. Policy makers addressing this situation could face difficult choices among options that present feasibility challenges or have their own potential downsides.
"Programs vs. Resources—Some Options for the Navy,"
Naval War College Review: Vol. 63
, Article 5.
Available at: http://digital-commons.usnwc.edu/nwc-review/vol63/iss4/5