Stable Transformation: Key to the Future Fleet
Recorded on February 7, 2007
Location: The Heritage Foundation's Lehrman Auditorium
The Navy-Marine Corps team is faced with two challenges -
fighting and winning the global war on terror, while transforming
the force to respond to the unknowns of future threats and enemies.
Given the length of time required to conceive, design and build
ships, transforming today's Navy requires a long term perspective
which is difficult to maintain in the complex and dynamic security
environment of the 21st Century. Transformation alone is not
enough, more is required to meet these goals, and the Navy needs
stable transformation to readily face the challenges of tomorrow.
Stable Transformation can only be achieved if the Department of the
Navy, in conjunction with Congress, agrees to follow a long-term
path of program stability.
The United States Navy continues to prepare our Sailors and
Marines, our leaders, our families, our civilians, and our forces
for the challenges they will face amidst the complexity of the 21st
Century security environment. The Navy is dedicated to stable
transformation to respond to these future threats.
Join us as Secretary Winter discusses the necessity of stable
transformation to achieve the fleet of the future.