Naval War College Review

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A Call for an Official Naval Doctrine


The unlimited states navy needs an official doctrine, now more than ever. Ten years ago, the Navy adopted its revolutionary Maritime Strategy; it was well suited for the 1980s, but its importance has diminished in proportion to the former Soviet threat. Global change, new technology, and fiscal constraints now demand the Navy take its next step. In order for it to incorporate successfully the changes necessary to face the combat realities of tomorrow, fundamental reassessments must be made today.

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