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U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings, May 2014, volume 140, issue 5, pages 30-34. ISSN: 0041-798X


The article discusses how the use of long-range precision strike (LRPS) systems and other technological innovations have the potential to change the way sea wars are conducted. The increasing use of remotely piloted and autonomous air, surface, and sub-surface platforms can also impact sea wars. Advanced information and communications technologies also have an impact on warfare.

1. Key Trends 2. Implications for High-End Warfare at Sea 3. The Return of Command at Sea 4. New Approach to Logistics 5. Relevant Forces for the Future