Naval War College Review


R.G. Colbert


The framework for analysis of future U.S. maritime strategy has been changed considerably by the precepts expounded in the Nixon Doctrine. Indeed, this historic statement has postulated a new and different approach to the entire problem of U.S. foreign policy and national strategy of which maritime strategy is an integral part. The doctrine, as embodied in the President's report to Congress on foreign policy, is perhaps the most comprehensive declaration on the subject ever enunciated by a President.