Changing Nature of Sea Warfare has Reshaped Navy and Coast Guard Missions
The days of great open sea battles have gone the way of cannons and the battleship. The Navy is no longer primarily focused on preparing for World War II style battles with massive fleets shooting it out to the bitter end.
With the end of the Soviet Union came the end of the threat of a large blue water war. The Navy’s newest class of ship, the Littoral Combat Ship (LCS), was intentionally designed to serve in close proximity of the coast, traditionally a Coast Guard function.
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