Battleship or Stealth Destroyer? The Zumwalt Must Choose Its Future

February 11, 2021 Topic: Security Region: Americas Blog Brand: The Reboot Tags: ZumwaltU.S. NavyWarNaval WarfareBattleships

Battleship or Stealth Destroyer? The Zumwalt Must Choose Its Future

No, the DDG-1000 isn’t a stealth battleship. But it should be. And—suitably armed—it could be.

James Holmes is Professor of Strategy at the Naval War College, coauthor of Red Star over the Pacific, and the last gunnery officer to fire a battleship’s big guns in anger. The views voiced here are his alone. This first appeared earlier and is being reposted due to reader interest.

Image: U.S. Navy