01 October 2008

Assessing the New U.S. Maritime Strategy: A Window into Chinese Thinking–Part 4 of 4

苏浩, 吴兵 [Su Hao and Wu Bing], “美国海上战略新思路—‘21世纪海权的合作战略’ 报告评述” [The U.S. Maritime Strategy’s New Thinking–Reviewing the “Cooperative Strategy for 21st Century Seapower” Report], 领导者 [Leaders] No. 19, December 2007, 29-30. Translated by Andrew Erickson, in “Assessing the New U.S. Maritime Strategy: A Window into Chinese Thinking,” Naval War College Review 61.4 (Autumn 2008): 35-71.

On 17 October 2007, the new maritime strategy, jointly drafted by the U.S. Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard, was formally introduced at the United States Naval War College in Rhode Island. The U.S. Department of Defense website published the full text simultaneously. This important strategic report is titled “21st Century Sea Power Cooperation Strategy” [A Cooperative Strategy for 21st Century Seapower]. This is the first time in history that the three joint forces have formulated a unified maritime strategy. This strategy report represents the first major revision of U.S. maritime strategy in over twenty years. …