In the past, naval warfare was most popular because it was the only way to get around. As airplanes became viable vehicles to use in war, air warfare increased and became very successful. However, naval warfare was never phased out, and is still used to this day. I understand that having a navy is useful because it allows for places in-between countries that can act as naval bases. However, looking at it from a strategy standpoint, is there a reason to take a naval approach into combat compared to an air approach?