Accession Number:

ADA522296

Title:

Sea Power 21: Projecting Decisive Joint Capabilities

Descriptive Note:

Conference paper

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2002-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

17.0

Abstract:

The 21st century sets the stage for tremendous increases in naval precision, reach, and connectivity, ushering in a new era of joint operational effectiveness. Innovative concepts and technologies will integrate sea, land, air, space, and cyberspace to a greater extent than ever before. In this unified battlespace, the sea will provide a vast maneuver area from which to project direct and decisive power around the globe. Future naval operations will use revolutionary information superiority and dispersed, networked force capabilities to deliver unprecedented offensive power, defensive assurance, and operational independence to Joint Force Commanders. Our Navy and its partners will dominate the continuum of warfare from the maritime domain- deterring forward in peacetime, responding to crises, and fighting and winning wars. By doing so, we will continue the evolution of U.S. naval power from the blue-water, war-at-sea focus of the Maritime Strategy 1986, through the littoral emphasis of ... From the Sea 1992 and Forward... from the Sea 1994, to a broadened strategy in which naval forces are fully integrated into global joint operations against regional and transnational dangers. To realize the opportunities and navigate the challenges ahead, we must have a clear vision of how our Navy will organize, integrate, and transform. Sea Power 21 is that vision. It will align our efforts, accelerate our progress, and realize the potential of our people. Sea Power 21 will guide our Navy as we defend our nation and defeat our enemies in the uncertain century before us.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE