Changes in both technology and the world political situation have increased the importance of salvage as a consideration at the operational level of maritime warfare. Its importance was easy to underemphasize when planning for the fast-moving, global, open-ocean conflict that was envisioned until the demise of the Soviet Union.
Skudin, Kemp L.
"Salvage Support and Operational Commanders: What They Need But May Not Get,"
Naval War College Review: Vol. 47
, Article 3.
Available at: https://digital-commons.usnwc.edu/nwc-review/vol47/iss4/3