President Barack Obama will have no shortage of advice as he continues on his pledge to deliver change for America. Reigniting the American economy after a severe recession is currently occupying much of our new President's attention, as well it should. He will face other challenges as well, such as developing a new national security strategy and a complementary maritime strategy. Since the President is so focused on economic and financial matters along with his domestic priorities of health care, education, and the environment, it is not yet clear what he has in mind for "Obama's Navy." I would like to suggest one plausible alternative, based more on inference and suggestion than recent formal policy pronouncements: a Navy giving priority to constructive and cooperative power designed primarily to promote world economic prosperity.
Now Hear This: Obama's Navy?
By Captain Thomas Fedyszyn, U.S. Navy (Retired)