The new maritime strategy has a vital task: communicate the Navy's continued relevance to the nation.
As part of its role in supporting the National Security Strategy, the U.S. Navy must continue to promote global security and free trade to ensure the continued well-being of American society as well as worldwide security and economic prosperity.
In formulating a new strategy, the Navy should build constructive arguments around how: (1) multilateralism can have a positive effect on our vital interests, (2) a new strategy will actually make the services more joint and combined. (3) the strategy will change rather than decrease procurement, making the system more efficient and relevant, (4) strategic flexibility will be enhanced, and (5) the Navy will provide mutual support for security issues around the world through cooperation rather than domination.
A Bimodal Force