Much ink has been spilled of late on the question of whether the Maritime Strategy is the U.S. Navy's design for going it alone or whether it is a sincere invitation to the European Allies for a "rebirth" of a true coalitional naval strategy. One of the strategy's early critics, Robert W. Komer, warned, in 1984, that the Europeans might interpret it as a "form of U.S. global unilateralism or a form of neoisolationism." If so, he said, the effect of the Maritime Strategy on the credibility of America's alliances would be devastating.1
Breemer, Jan S.
"The Maritime Strategy: One Ally's View,"
Naval War College Review: Vol. 41
, Article 5.
Available at: http://digital-commons.usnwc.edu/nwc-review/vol41/iss3/5