Theater Ballistic Missile defense performed by warships—amission already touted for future joint and combined task forces—is rich in inherent and unavoidable complexities. Moreover, as present and future commanders envision this mission and prepare the Navy to meet its challenges, they should recognize that while TBMD almost necessarily will have strategic implications, it will also be a supporting and enabling function, carried out so that other military operations may occur.
Swicker, Charles C.
"Ballistic Missile Defense from the Sea—The Commander's Perspective,"
Naval War College Review: Vol. 50
, Article 3.
Available at: https://digital-commons.usnwc.edu/nwc-review/vol50/iss2/3