Well, I don’t doubt the swift, all-out operation is the best option to win the battle because it has bigger output of force projection, and lower the risk during the transition. Most cases and scenarios I saw is e.g. the US will have decisive and indisputable advantage to defeat the shore/littoral resistances, even they have some extent of counteroffensives.
But if that is lasting more than combat hours and the defense still stand, or worse case scenario, their ally/backup comes to aid to equalize the firepower (possibly also all-out), you will run out or even suffer some damages and eventually to be replaced. Of course, intercepting any potential route to support the enemy is the better option, but it will be difficult for a multi-theater naval battle.
Both offense and perseverance should be considered, and I am not saying 1/3 is the only way. Scaling up to a bigger fleet, or use bombers from Air Force to soften them up are also there, just planes are more intensive for resuppling.
< Message edited by Dysta -- 12/15/2017 12:13:29 AM >
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