A war-at-sea strategy, by confining conflict to the sea without land invasion or strike, would provide U.S. political leadership less intrusive ways to deter war, resolve crises with less threat of escalation, and in peacetime inspire allied engagement.
Kline, Jeffrey E. and Hughes,, Wayne P. Jr.
"Between Peace and the Air-Sea Battle: A War at Sea Strategy,"
Naval War College Review: Vol. 65
, Article 6.
Available at: http://digital-commons.usnwc.edu/nwc-review/vol65/iss4/6