Because the emerging environment is much more complex than the post-World War II era a careful analysis must be made of the interaction between all maritime activities and interests before reaching conclusions on the preferred size, capabilities and deployment of the fleet, as well as on other aspects of our maritime policy, including the commercial exploitation of the seas, the continued development of advanced technology and those political commitments which require use to maintain an overseas basing structure. Reviews the current debate concerning U.S.-Soviet naval rivalry and examines the evolution of U.S. and Soviet naval forces. Second, the article examines the major geostrategic changes and their impact on the ocean environment and, third, several policy options are suggested for the United States which can exploit the new emerging maritime order.

  • Corporate Authors:

    National Defense University

    Fort McNair
    Washington, DC  United States  20319
  • Authors:
    • Kemp, G
    • Ullman, H
  • Publication Date: 1977-7

Media Info

  • Pagination: 41 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00168213
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National War College
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 30 1978 12:00AM