Naval War College Review


Jane G. Dalton


The U.S. Navy is transforming itself to deal with a wider range of missions than the traditional blue-water, major combat operations that it has tradi- tionally been equipped to handle.1 That emerging transformation has resulted in a number of new programs, technologies, and strategies that raise interesting, and sometimes complex, legal issues. Lawyers advising the Navy’s leadership through this transformational process are analyzing these legal issues now, in the present, to ensure that the future U.S. Navy is properly, and legally, orga- nized, trained, and equipped.