International Outreach and Coordination Strategy for the National Strategy for Maritime Security

The maritime domain encompasses trade routes, communication links, and natural resources vital to the global economy and the well-being of people in the United States and around the world. In today’s globalized world, events beyond our borders have an undeniable impact on United States’ interests. Attacks on ships, ports, or maritime transportation infrastructure by terrorists, rogue nations, or transnational criminal organizations can, within a frighteningly short time, produce terrible destruction and significantly disrupt the flow of international trade upon which we all depend. No one nation can single-handedly secure every ocean and every waterway around the world. Because the oceans play an indispensable role in the safety, security, and economic stability of the international community, all nations have a vital interest in ensuring that the Maritime domain remains secure and open for the free and legitimate use of all. Public and private entities must work in concert to succeed. Accordingly, in order to enhance global maritime security, the Department of State will leverage its diplomatic resources and influence, while coordinating closely with other components of the United States government, to promote and enhance close cooperation among sovereign nations, international and regional organizations, and the maritime private sector, including manufacturers, shippers, ship owners, seafarers, dockside workers, truckers, retailers, and recreational boaters. In accordance with National Security Presidential Directive NSPD-41 and Homeland Security Presidential Directive HSPD-13, the Secretary of State shall lead the coordination of the United States’ international maritime security outreach efforts. The Department of State’s International Outreach and Coordination Strategy to Enhance Maritime Security sets forth a plan to coordinate the United States’ international outreach efforts regarding maritime security initiatives and to solicit international support for an improved global maritime security framework. This document advances the policies set forth by President Bush in The National Security Strategy, The National Strategy for Homeland Security, and The National Strategy for Maritime Security and will help to accomplish the President’s vision of a fully coordinated United States Government effort to protect our interests in the maritime domain.


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  • Media Type: Web
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  • Accession Number: 01013269
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 12 2005 5:16PM