Forward, Engaged, Ready: A Cooperative Strategy for 21st Century Seapower

The United States Navy recently released their Cooperative Strategy for 21st Century Seapower report. Since their last issue from 2007, there has been a boatload of changes regarding security, environment and strategy. Referencing the 2014 Quadrennial Defense and Homeland Security Reviews, maritime strategy continues to, “advance our national interests in an increasingly complex and interdependent world.” In this Cooperative Strategy report, the following topics are discussed: “The Global Security Environment” (focusing on Geopolitical Changes and Military Challenges), “Forward Presence and Partnership”, “Seapower in Support of National Security”, and “Force Design: Building the Future Force.” This Cooperative Strategy describes how the U.S. Navy is equipped with the most advanced technology and is always within close proximity to where assistance is needed in, “…any domain-the sea, air, land, space, and cyberspace[.]”  This report also anchors the idea that cooperation among allies creates a stronger force toward a common enemy. Overall, the U.S. military follows an approach that, “…continue[s] protecting American citizens and advancing U.S. interests, as we have done for more than two centuries.” More maritime reports, articles, news, and videos can be found on their website; also the 2015 Cooperative Strategy report is available in seven different languages (English, Japanese, Mandarin, Arabic, Spanish, Korean, and French).

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