But the devil’s in the details, as the old truism puts it. The services now need to deliver on their promises—honing tactical and operational methods, an experimental ethos, and the technology needed to execute their vision. Let’s hold them accountable using the standard they have set.
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James Holmes is J. C. Wylie Chair of Maritime Strategy at the Naval War College. His works appear on the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps Professional Reading Lists. The views voiced here are his alone.