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This article develops a framework for considering the future requirements for U.S. maritime power. It does so by proposing that these requirements must be considered within the context of an integrated National Fleet—the combined capabilities of the three “Sea Services”—the U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps, and U.S. Coast Guard. It also would include their reserve components, as well as the Military Sealift Command (MSC) and the Maritime Administration’s Ready Reserve Force (RRF)—the two organizations responsible for maintaining the nation’s strategic sealift fleet.
The author wishes to thank his research assistant Chris Dougherty for his help in preparing this article for publication.