Accession Number:

ADA463750

Title:

Realizing the 1000-Ship Navy

Descriptive Note:

Research paper

Corporate Author:

NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI JOINT MILITARY OPERATIONS DEPT

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2006-10-23

Pagination or Media Count:

25.0

Abstract:

While addressing the August 2005 Current Strategy Forum at the Naval War College, Chief of Naval Operations Admiral Mike Mullen unveiled what many consider the cornerstone of the United States Navys new maritime strategy, the formation of a global fleet, or a 1000-Ship Navy. Admiral Mullen did not use this euphemism to describe a thousand ships directly doing the United States bidding, but rather a global maritime security arrangement, designed to synergize the collective maritime capabilities of its allies to further security in the maritime domain. Admiral Mullens initiative was born partly out of the globalization-driven need to ensure free, and unfettered access to the global commons by legitimate merchant traffic, and the realities of an ever-shrinking American fleets inability to conduct global sea-control unilaterally. This paper highlights the genesis of the global fleet initiative, its requirements, and likely roles in international security. It explains the current nature of coalition building and provides a recommended departure from current paradigms required to realize the global fleet.

Subject Categories:

  • Economics and Cost Analysis
  • Sociology and Law
  • Surface Transportation and Equipment
  • Military Forces and Organizations
  • Unconventional Warfare

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE