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Major naval operations represent an area of study of operational art that Western naval theoreticians and planners have generally neglected. Too much emphasis is given instead to advanced technologies and tactics of weapons, at the expense of combined-arms tactics. The absence of an immediate and serious threat at sea today should not be allowed to prevent the development of sound naval theory and doctrine and the training of naval forces to prepare, plan, and execute major naval/joint operations as part of land campaigns in the littorals or a maritime campaign.
U.S. Naval War College Press
Newport, Rhode Island
U.S. Naval War College, Historical Monographs, WW II, World War II, Pacific War
Vego, Milan, "HM 22: Major Fleet-versus-Fleet Operations in the Pacific War, 1941–1945" (2016). Historical Monographs. 22.