Naval War College Review


Andrew Erickson


This study has already attracted wide- spread attention from the policy com- munity and media, for good reason. The U.S. military appears poised to face challenges to its ability to maintain access to a variety of regional littoral areas, such as in the Persian Gulf. It is time for American planners to view the rising antiaccess challenge as part of a global problem that may require significant restructuring of U.S. platforms, deployment, diplomacy, and even, in a worst case, strategy and tactics.