Craig H. Allen, The Influence of Law on Sea Power Doctrines: The New Maritime Strategy and the Future of the Global Legal Order, 84 Int'l L. Stud. 3 (2008), https://digitalcommons.law.uw.edu/faculty-articles/87
International Law Studies
For much of the 2006-07 academic year, elements of the US Naval War College facilitated an elaborate process designed to provide the intellectual foundations for the Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) and his staff to draw upon in drafting a new maritime strategy. The process brought together experts from throughout the world to take part in workshops, strategic foundation "war" games, conferences and listening sessions.
It was my privilege as the Charles H. Stockton Chair of International Law to serve as legal advisor throughout the process. This article summarizes the contributions of the Naval War College International Law Department (ILD) in the process to develop and define the relationship between maritime strategy and law, particularly international law, and provides the author's thoughts on what course that strategy should take.