United States Naval Diplomacy in the Third World
AIR WAR COLL MAXWELL AFB AL
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This paper analyzes the unique capabilities of United States Navy carrier and surface forces to serve as military and diplomatic tools of United States national security policy towards Third World coastal nations in peacetime and in operations short of general war. A coherent national security policy must take into account the changing face of the Third World political, economic, and military scene. The development of this policy should include a clearly defined role for the application of U.S. military forces in what Clausewitz terms the continuation of policy by other means. The author argues that the U.S. Navy is best suited to execute a variety of national securitynaval diplomacy roles in any of the Third World coastal states. He identifies Soviet interests in the Third World, and explores the role of naval diplomacy in protecting U.S. national interests in the Third World now and in the future.
- Government and Political Science
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics