The Sea Services launched the newly revised maritime strategy, “A Cooperative Strategy for 21st Century Seapower: Forward, Engaged, Ready,” at a Maritime Security Dialogue event cohosted by the Naval Institute and the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, D.C., on 13 March.
Participants featured Commandant of the Marine Corps General Joseph F. Dunford Jr., Chief of Naval Operations Admiral Jonathan W. Greenert, Commandant of the Coast Guard Admiral Paul F. Zukunft, and moderator Admiral James Stavridis, U.S. Navy (Retired), Chair of the Board of Directors, U.S. Naval Institute. It is always valuable to go beyond the PowerPoint and the glossy brochure to hear what each service chief thinks is important in his own words.
The strategy, which is published in its entirety in this issue of Proceedings, is provided to our Members to foster discussion and to make it part of our historical record. The environment has changed since the publication of the earlier maritime strategy in 2007, and the revised document notes: