The question is what can maritime forces contribute to military operations that are most useful in the current operational climate?
At RUSI’s Maritime Power conference in May, the First Sea Lord and his staff presented the Future Navy paper and the Future Maritime Operational Concept (FMOC). Following hard on the heels of the recent Defence White Paper1, the FMOC and other documents have, unsurprisingly, a familiar feel to them: be it the description of the strategic environment, the threats, the requirements, or even the language. Those who have listened to speeches by the Secretary of State for Defence,
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