Amidst dynamic trends in global power distributions, shifts in world demographics, a changing climate and new threats to national security, the United States Navy and its partners have remained committed to fighting and winning America’s wars while also working to prevent future conflict. However, the rise of regional powers, competition for natural resources and continued religious extremism threaten to upset this balance, with the potential for more global upheaval. Aware of these changes, the Navy is working to meet any future challenges the fleet and its sailors may face.
On November 4, the Center for 21st Century Security and Intelligence hosted Admiral Jonathan W. Greenert, the 30th chief of Naval Operations, for a discussion of future maritime strategy, including the ongoing rebalance to the Asia-Pacific and the Air-Sea Battle concept. Senior Fellow Michael O’Hanlon moderated the discussion.