Naval War College Review


Observers of military affairs will have noted a changed naval lexicon over the past several years. To those accustomed to phrases such as "sea power," "command of the seas," "commerce warfare," and "amphibious warfare," the new terms, "Strategic Deterrence," "Sea Control," "Presence" may seem to be just a new jargon. Not so. Since 1970 there has been a redefinition of traditional U.S. naval roles and mission s. The primary purpose of this redefinition is to force the Navy to think in terms of output rather than input.