Here’s some news that is an absolute condemnation of the entire Navy and Marine leadership. The Navy and Marines have apparently realized that they need a littoral combat concept of operations (CONOPS) and are developing one.
“The Naval Board, …is working with the
Marines’ Combat Development “to write a concept for littoral operations in a
contested environment …” Naval Development Warfare Center
I have only one observation:
Shouldn’t the Navy and Marines have had a littoral CONOPS before they committed to building 55 littoral combat ships?
(1)USNI website, “Navy, Marines Developing New CONOPS For Contested Littoral Operations”, Megan Eckstein,
April 8, 2016,