This Naval War College Point Paper was prepared in response to the terrorist attacks on the United States on September 11, 2001. The Naval War College commissioned more than thirty papers addressing strategy and policy, operational concepts, and national security decision making related to the terror war. These papers were intended as contributions to U.S. national security policy deliberations, and to assist the U.S. Navy as it planned its response to future terrorist threats. The purpose of this Point Paper was "to provide highlights from the Naval War College symposium 'Setting Our Course in the Terror War.'" It provides a brief background of the symposium and an executive summary which discusses the continued value of sea power, the need to balance the roles of the United States Coast Guard, maritime intercept operations, logistics, information operations and public diplomacy, intelligence, international cooperation, security, budget issues, transformation, the acquisition process, and deployments.
Naval War College Newport Paper No. 17
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Newport Papers [electronic resource]: National Security Strategy After 9/11/01, p.66-69; Setting Our Course in the Terror War. U.S. Naval War College, Newport, RI. October 29-31, 2001.