U.S. Navy Force Structure and Forward Presence Overseas: Plans and Considerations


Agnes S. Jennings (Editor)

Series: Military and Veteran Issues
BISAC: LAW068000

This book provides background information and presents potential issues for Congress concerning the Navy‘s ship force-structure goals and shipbuilding plans. The planned size of the Navy, the rate of Navy ship procurement, and the prospective affordability of the Navy‘s shipbuilding plans have been matters of concern for the congressional defense committees for the past several years. Decisions that Congress makes on Navy shipbuilding programs can substantially affect Navy capabilities and funding requirements, and the U.S. shipbuilding industrial base.

Moreover, in support of its mission to deter conflict or fight in wars if necessary, the Navy considers it a core responsibility to maintain a forward presence—to keep some of its fleet far from U.S. shores at all times in areas that are important to national interests. This book discusses preserving the Navy’s forward presence with s smaller fleet, as well as provides an analysis of the Navy’s fiscal year 2015 shipbuilding plan. Finally, it examines the long-term effect if crew rotation on forward presence.
(Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Navy Force Structure and Shipbuilding Plans: Background and Issues for Congress
(Ronald O’Rourke)

Preserving the Navy’s Forward Presence With a Smaller Fleet
(Eric Labs)

An Analysis of the Navy’s Fiscal Year 2015 Shipbuilding Plan
(Eric Labs)

Crew Rotation in the Navy: The Long-Term Effect on Forward Presence
(Eric Labs)


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