Accession Number:

ADA477630

Title:

U.S. Naval Strategy in the 1970s. Selected Documents

Descriptive Note:

Monograph

Corporate Author:

NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI CENTER FOR NAVAL WARFARE STUDIES

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2007-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

174.0

Abstract:

U.S. Naval Strategy in the 1970s Selected Documents is the second in a projected four volume set of authoritative documents on U.S. Navy strategy and strategic planning. The first volume in this series, U.S. Naval Strategy in the 1990s Selected Documents, Newport Paper 27, also edited by Professor Hattendorf, appeared in September 2006. The current volume was originally intended to include documents relating to the development of the Navys Maritime Strategy during the 1980s, but the bulk of relevant material has made it advisable to dedicate a separate volume to that period. A final volume will then cover documents from the 1950s and 1960s. When combined with Professor Hattendorfs authoritative narrative of the genesis and development of the Maritime Strategy, The Evolution of the U.S. Navys Maritime Strategy, 1977-1986, Newport Paper 19, these volumes will provide for the first time a comprehensive picture of the evolution of high-level U.S. Navy and to some extent U.S. Marine Corps strategic thinking over the half-century following the end of World War II. Within the broad context of the multiple layers of change and development that were taking place within the U.S. Navy during the 1970s, the five documents selected for this volume represent the key statements of strategic and doctrinal thinking within the service. These five documents are very different in approach, style, and purpose nevertheless, they all document gradual and consistent development of one very significant thread in American naval thinking during the Cold War.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Forces and Organizations
  • Naval Surface Warfare
  • Undersea and Antisubmarine Warfare

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE