Everyone wants one. But how do you organise a naval blockade?
An overview of the strategic thought of Alfred Thayer Mahan, a late-19th Century American naval strategist most famous for his advocacy of a big fleet and the idea of 'decisive battle'.
This video shows that these 2 elements form only a part of Mahan's thinking, with the key element being the use of 'sea control' to strangle an enemy's economic power.
This allows us to assess the value of 'Mahanian thinking' beyond WWI and WWII-era battleship obsessions.