As Reported by Military.Com
“U.S. Navy leaders’ plans to forward deploy two more destroyers to Japan and base another attack submarine in Guam appear to be part of a new maritime strategy expected to be released by the Navy next month.
While most of the details of the new strategy for the Navy, Marines and Coast Guard will not yet be discussed by Navy officials, the effort does include a new examination of the sea-services’ ability to forward deploy and project power in global hotspots such as the Pacific theater and Middle East.
“The sea services have updated the maritime strategy in response to changes in the global security environment, new strategic guidance and a changed fiscal environment,” said Lt. Timothy Hawkins, a Navy spokesman, told Military.com.
The new maritime strategy, called “A Cooperative Strategy for 21st Century Seapower: Forward Engaged Ready,” will provide a comprehensive overview and build upon Navy priorities such as the need for deterrence, Hawkins explained.
“The principles of our maritime strategy largely remain the same from 2007. It continues to prioritize and value forward presence while emphasizing the continued need for the primary functions of a maritime service which are – deterrence, power projection, sea-control and maritime security,” he said.”
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