Accession Number:

AD1024229

Title:

Surface Force Strategy: Return to Sea Control

Descriptive Note:

Technical Report

Corporate Author:

NAVAL SURFACE FORCE PACIFIC FLEET SAN DIEGO CA SAN DIEGO United States

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2016-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

15.0

Abstract:

We are entering a new age of Seapower.. A quarter-century of global maritime dominance by the U.S. Navy is being tested by the return of great power dynamics. The security interests of the United States and those of our allies are increasingly challenged by near-peer competitors, confrontational foreign governments, and well-armed, nonstate militant groups. Our Navy must adjust to the changing security environment. We are driven by the challenges of these state and non-state actors, who may not be as devoted to the rules-based system of international norms that have shaped our world for the last 70 years. History teaches us the dangers to a maritime nations security and prosperity when its navy fails to adapt to the challenges of a changing security environment. From Europe to Asia, history is replete with nations that rose to global power only to cede it back through lack of seapower, either over time or in decisive battle.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Forces and Organizations
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE