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I. RAMMING SPEED: THE LITTORAL COMBAT SHIP BURSTS INTO EXISTENCE
THE LCS MOVES OUT
LINGERING DOUBTS
CSBA AND THE LCS
II. THE IMPETUS FOR NAVAL TRANSFORMATION
TOWARD A DISTRIBUTED, NETWORKED BATTLE FLEET
FROM BLUE TO GREEN AND BROWN: THE NAVY LOOKS ASHORE
MAINTAINING AND TRANSFORMING THE SURFACE COMBATANT FLEET
CONVERGENCE: THE FUSE IS LIT
III. THE “BIG BANG” THEORY: GO SMALL OR GO HOME
A NEW BATTLE FLEET ERA?
1999: ENTER STREETFIGHTER
COMBATING FLEET RISK AVERSION
THEY ARE EXPENDABLE
THE NAVY OPTS OUT
STREETFIGHTER SAILS ON
IV. THE LCS AS PART OF BROADER TRANSFORMATIONAL CHANGE
2001: THE DEBATE REJOINED
THE VERDICT COMES IN
ADMIRAL CLARK AND NAVY TRANSFORMATION
V. SMALL NETWORK COMBATANTS IN THE 21ST CENTURY “ASSURED ACCESS NAVY”
HOW SMALL IS SMALL?
EXPENDABILITY REVISITED
TRADITIONAL COMBAT ROLES FOR SMALL COMBATANTS
SMALL COULD BE BIG IN THE FUTURE TSBF
AMPHIBIOUS/SEA BASE SUPPORT AND THE HSV
REQUIREMENTS FOR A LITTORAL COMBAT SHIP
THE LURE OF MODULARITY
SURFACE WARRIORS AND OFF-BOARD SYSTEMS
THE LCS AND BATTLE MODULARITY
THE LCS AS A TRANSFORMATIONAL SYSTEM
VII. OUTSTANDING ISSUES
HOW SHOULD THE LCS FORCE BE BEST ORGANIZED?
WHAT IS THE PROPER ROLE FOR THE LCS IN CONTESTED ACCESS SCENARIOS?
ARE THE REQUIRED SHIP TRADEOFFS TO ACHIEVE HIGH SPRINT SPEED WORTH IT?
THE LCS: NAVAL EQUIVALENT OF THE JSF?
VIII. SQUADRON OPERATIONAL TESTING: THE WAY AHEAD?
THE HISTORICAL PRECEDENT FOR OPERATIONAL TESTING
ALL AHEAD, SLOW
IX. AFTERWORD
WHAT’S IN A NAME?
ANCHOR
APPENDIX A: SHIP CLASSIFICATION: CATEGORIES, TYPES, CLASSES, AND FLIGHTS
APPENDIX B: GLOSSARY
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2004.02.18 Littoral Combat Ship

2004.02.18 Littoral Combat Ship

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