Navy’s Neigborhood Watch

Rethinking Maritime StrategyAdmiral Mike Mullen, the Chief of Naval Operations is the top ranking Naval officer and a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

He has been advocating the idea of a “1,000 Ship Navy”, a pooling of the resources among nations, a community of trust that includes the sharing of information among navies of countries that may otherwise be untrusting of each other for political or economic reasons. A “…free-form, self-organizing network of maritime partners…” via Dan Bricklin

“The Navy is setting out a series of strategic plans to guide its way ahead in the 21st Century. The Maritime Strategy is one element of a larger four-part structure. … The development process will pass through five phases” during 2006 and 2007. more