Navy Releases Revised Maritime Strategy
Navy Releases Revised
From the Navy Chief of Information
Washington D.C. – (NNS)
– March 13, 2015 – The sea services released a new maritime strategy, March 13,
a plan that describes how the Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard will design,
organize, and employ naval forces in support of national security interests and
homeland security objectives.
U.S. Navy poster supporting the release of a new maritime
The new strategy titled, A Cooperative Strategy for 21st
Century Seapower: Forward, Engaged, Ready, accounts for changes in the global
security environment, new strategic guidance, and a changed fiscal environment.
The essential functions of the maritime strategy released in
2007 were adjusted to include a new function called "all domain access" which
underscores the challenges forces face in accessing and operating in contested
The new strategy emphasizes operating forward and engaging
partners across the globe, especially in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region.
The strategy calls for increasing the Navy's forward presence
to 120 ships by 2020, up from about 97 ships today. This includes forward-basing
four ballistic-missile-defense destroyers in Spain and stationing another attack
submarine in Guam by the end of 2015.
The Navy is scheduled to increase presence in Middle East
from 30 ships today to 40 by 2020.
The strategy reinforces the continued need to strengthen
partnerships and alliances by stressing the importance of operating in NATO
maritime groups and participating in international training exercises.
Additionally, the strategy outlines plans to maintain
readiness by implementing the Navy's Optimized Fleet Response Plan which
improves readiness and leads to a predictable cycle for maintaining, training
and deploying carrier strike groups and amphibious ships.
The document features four sections: Global Security
Environment, Forward Presence and Partnership, Seapower in Support of National
Security, and Force Design: Building the Future Force.
To view the full version of the new strategy document, visit
Cooperative Strategy for 21st Century Seapower
Une stratégie coopérative pour la puissance maritime du XXIe siècle
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