The past twenty years have seen numerous changes to how the U.S. strategizes defense and security forces. The past few years has seen the U.S. slowly depart from the strategies that were based on the War on Terror as bigger powers such as Russia and China entered into the picture. One aspect of concern is China’s advancements in the South China Sea area over these past several years as they have continued to increase their presence in the Pacific. The 2018 National Defense Strategy identified great-power competition as the primary national-security concern, and it has been since then. This has also greatly influenced the kind of warfare utilized for these power struggles that look much different than previous engagements.