In a flat or shrinking defense budget, resources for the joint capability of sea basing will become contentious. However, a prudent strategy for the United States in uncertain times is to balance long-range capabilities based in the continental United States with highly maneuverable and well defended sea bases.
Tangredi, Sam J.
"Sea Basing—Concept, Issues, and Recommendations,"
Naval War College Review: Vol. 64
, Article 5.
Available at: http://digital-commons.usnwc.edu/nwc-review/vol64/iss4/5