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Toward a New Maritime Strategy: American Naval Thinking in the Post-Cold War Era Peter D. Haynes

Toward a New Maritime Strategy: American Naval Thinking in the Post-Cold War Era

Peter D. Haynes

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ISBN : 9781612518527
Hardcover
304 pages
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Toward a New Maritime Strategy examines the evolution of American naval thinking in the post-Cold War era. It recounts the development of the U.S. Navys key strategic documents from the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 to the release in 2007 of theMoreToward a New Maritime Strategy examines the evolution of American naval thinking in the post-Cold War era. It recounts the development of the U.S. Navys key strategic documents from the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 to the release in 2007 of the U.S. Navys maritime strategy, A Cooperative Strategy for 21st Century Seapower. This penetrating intellectual history critically analyzes the Navys ideas and recounts how they interacted with those that govern U.S. strategy to shape the course of U.S. naval strategy.The book explains how the Navy arrived at its current strategic outlook and why it took nearly two decades to develop a new maritime strategy. Haynes criticizes the Navys leaders for their narrow worldview and failure to understand the virtues and contributions of American sea power, particularly in an era of globalization. This provocative study tests institutional wisdom and will surely provoke debate in the Navy, the Pentagon, and U.S. and international naval and defense circles.