The Presence Problem: Naval Presence and National Strategy

  • January 22, 2016
  • Jerry Hendrix
  • Working Papers

In this white paper, Defense Strategies and Assessments Program Director Jerry Hendrix and Commander Benjamin Armstrong, USN examine naval presence around the globe and recommend another look at the execution of our national strategy. The authors note that "best policy decisions will maintain a weather eye on the balanced force of a sufficient size that has been the central discussion of American naval power since the founding."