The basic fundamental mission of the Navy in the past and it will continue to be so in the future is to gain and maintain control of the sea lanes vital to our war effort and to deny to the enemy the sea lanes vital to him.
Beary, Donald B.
"Strategic Employment of the Navy; Past, Present and Future,"
Naval War College Review: Vol. 3:
4, Article 2.
Available at: https://digital-commons.usnwc.edu/nwc-review/vol3/iss4/2