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Ex-Dragoon said:I guess you have been missing my posts (and others) about how naval warfare is a 3 tiered approach of above, on and below. You remove one from the equation and you might as well stay in port. :
Going the niche approach like you are advocating only further erodes our effectiveness as a military. After all look how quickly the skill sets of being a submariner eroded at least now we are able to maintain some degree of proficiency.
First off, I may be a civvie, but the constant rolling your eyes thing is disrespectful. I have always tried to be respectful of you guys and I expect the same treatment in return.
RE: The topic at hand - I agree with the 3-tiered approach you describe, however it doesn't seem worthwhile to build those 3-tiers if the limitations of your undersea stop your ability to deploy at the Grand Banks and leave your on-sea and over-sea assets alone in other theatres due to lack of range or inherent vulnerability. Specifically, I think force procurement should be defined by the Worst-Case Deployment Scenario in combat against the strongest probable enemy, and if you're not going to procure to that standard and are going to buy M-60's to do border patrol, then I think we'll forever be saddled with paper-tiger equipment that won't allow us to deploy due to lack of capability even when our interests and values tell us we should.