Category Archives: Fleet Warfare Week

Fleet Warfare Week Kicks Off on CIMSEC

By Dmitry Filipoff

This week CIMSEC will be featuring analysis submitting in response to our call for articles on fleet warfare.

Fleet warfare between great powers has not transpired since the second world war, but it has become a tangible threat with the rise of great power competition. Navies must consider the wide-ranging implications of fleet warfare across the whole of their enterprise, including for their operations, force development, and procurement. How navies will adapt to fleet warfare may strongly determine how effectively they perform in a future great power war at sea.

The articles featuring during the topic week are listed down below, which will be updated with further submissions as the topic week unfolds.

Homeport Strike: A Decisive Tactic in Fleet Warfare,” by Hee-Cheol Jung
The Numbered Fleet: The New Main Supported Force,” by Major Robert Holmes, USMC
Transitioning Away from the Carrier Strike Group and Toward Distributed Maritime Operations,” by CDR Anthony LaVopa, USN

Dmitry Filipoff is CIMSEC’s Director of Online Content. Contact him at

Featured Image: PACIFIC OCEAN (Aug. 30, 2020) Live fire from ships and aircraft participating in the Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise sink the decommissioned amphibious cargo ship ex-USS Durham (LKA 114). (U.S. Navy photo)