Naval War College Review


As the Navy continues to grapple with its priorities and overall direction in the context of its ongoing work on a new Maritime Strategy, it is worthwhile taking a fresh look at the complex of issues connected with what is perhaps best referred to as “disorder at sea.” The most potentially threatening form of disorder at sea is maritime terrorism, including not only terrorist attacks on shipping but the use of the maritime domain to transport terrorists or weapons or to mount attacks from the sea against coastal targets.