The March 2015 Proceedings posed an interesting question of naval commanders from around the world: “What role do you see for partnering with other navies to meet your goals?” I would rephrase this as follows: “What opportunities exist for partnership and cooperation between the Italian and the U.S. navies and among other navies sharing the same goals or interests?” The answer should first address the strategic and tactical goals of the involved parties. To do this, we must review some recent facts and events.
A Beautiful Friendship
We must strengthen the wonderful partnership between the Italian and U.S. navies, boost our mutual strategic goals, and make the wider Mediterranean more secure.
By Rear Admiral Michele Cosentino, Italian Navy (Retired)