The Global Maritime Partnership: Networking Challenges and Opportunities
SPACE AND NAVAL WARFARE SYSTEMS CENTER PACIFIC SAN DIEGO CA
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Few strategic concepts have spurred more discussion than the notion of the global maritime partnership originally called the 1000-ship Navy, a concept first introduced by then-U.S. CNO, Admiral Michael Mullen, at the International Seapower Symposium in September 2005. In the ensuing four years this concept has been broadly discussed in the international defense media and at conferences and symposia, including those sponsored by the CCRP. Admiral Mullen, now Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, took this idea even further, suggesting that global security partnerships are one of the most important considerations for the U.S. Department of Defense The networking challenges to the global maritime partnership are manifest and will not succeed if the power to the edge concepts exposed by the CCRP are not addressed and if we fail to understand the lessons learned from past networking and coalition partnering. This paper will address that rich history and demonstrate how lessons learned from past networking and coalition efforts can inform global security efforts today. We will share the results of a beta-test among the five AUSCANNZUKUS nations, currently entering its seventh year, which provides one example of how to address these C4ISR challenges.
- Government and Political Science
- Naval Surface Warfare
- Undersea and Antisubmarine Warfare