Over the centuries, nations have used maritime strategies in a variety of ways for a variety of purposes. That statement, simple though it is, runs counter to general wisdom in this country. Far too often one finds in the English language literature on maritime history the assumptions that all nations have shared the same concept of maritime strategy and that particular nations have always had the same maritime strategy. However, a careful look will show that we in the United States have changed our conceptions during our own history, as have the British within the course of theirs.
Hattendorf, John B.
"The Anglo-American Way in Maritime Strategy,"
Naval War College Review: Vol. 43
, Article 9.
Available at: http://digital-commons.usnwc.edu/nwc-review/vol43/iss1/9