The Navy's senior officer draws parallels between the new maritime strategy and the latest Quadrennial Defense Review.
We entered the 2010 Quadrennial Defense Review (QDR) confident about the relevance of naval forces to the fights we are in today and those we seek to prevent tomorrow. Our maritime strategy, A Cooperative Strategy for 21st Century Seapower (CS21), accurately described the emerging strategic environment and the partnerships that were becoming central to warfighting in Iraq and Afghanistan and our peacetime operations throughout the world. In the end, the QDR confirmed many of our core strategic tenets and resource priorities, and it provides a much clearer picture of where our Navy should be headed today, over the next several years, and beyond. Here's what it means for us: