13 Apr '15, 9am

No Man’s Sea: CSBA’s Lethal Vision Of Future Naval War via @BreakingDefense

No Man’s Sea: CSBA’s Lethal Vision Of Future Naval War via @BreakingDefense

Krepinevich foresees the anti-access/area denial zones of CSBA’s earlier studies expanding ever further into the ocean until they meet in the middle, creating a no man’s land — or rather, no man’s sea — where both sides venture only at grave peril. After centuries in which freedom of maneuver was the norm in naval operations, much of the ocean would be carved up into impassable killing fields. In cases where rival countries are close together, as Japan , South Korea , and Taiwan are to China, the Gulf emirates to Iran, or the Baltic States to Russia, the entire territory of the smaller nation may be inside the no-go zone. This means US allies would be blockaded, under bombardment, and under siege from the second that the shooting started. It also means US forces coming to their rescue would have to cross the oceanic equivalent of World War I’s Western Front.

Full article: http://breakingdefense.com/2015/04/no-mans-sea-csbas-leth...

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