“1000 Ship Navy” Concept of 21st Century Seapower
The 2007 Maritime Strategy was the basis for the concepts of the 1,000-ship Navy and the Global Maritime Partnership Initiative. The latest Strategy expresses similar sentiments, but they’re not its cornerstone. It sees maritime cooperation only in the context of naval cooperation. Relatively little attention is given to cooperation between coast guards and only token acknowledgment is given to the role of the US Coast Guard beyond home waters.
The new Maritime Strategy may appeal to its domestic audiences and may help to reassure US friends and allies abroad. But in the Asia-Pacific region it may contribute to greater distrust between the US and China.
Featuring a discussion with:
General Joseph F. Dunford, Jr. USMC
Commandant of the Marine Corps
Admiral Jonathan W. Greenert, USN
Chief of Naval Operations
Admiral Paul F. Zukunft, USCG
Commandant of the Coast Guard
Admiral James Stavridis, USN (Ret.)
Chair of the Board of Directors, U.S. Naval Institute and Dean of the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University
The Maritime Security Dialogue brings together CSIS and U.S. Naval Institute, two of the nation’s most respected non-partisan institutions. The series is intended to highlight the particular challenges facing the Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard, from national level maritime policy to naval concept development and program design. Given budgetary challenges, technological opportunities, and ongoing strategic adjustments, the nature and employment of U.S. maritime forces are likely to undergo significant change over the next ten to fifteen years. With these trends in mind, the Maritime Security Dialogue will provide an unmatched forum through public events and multimedia interviews with a wide range of military leaders, government officials, and thought leaders on maritime issues.