Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John RichardsonÂ has released a new guidance that details approaches on how the U.S. Navy can sustain maritime superiority, USNI News reported Tuesday.
Richardson said the guidance titled âA Design for Maintaining Maritime Superiorityâ aims to address three global forces with potentialÂ implications for the service branchÂ such as the maritime traffic, technological developments and adoption and changes related to the global information system.
The document outlines the four lines of effort the Navy must exercise, including the need to strengthen the naval power through the modernization of the strategic deterrent triad and advancement of information warfare.
Richardson cited specific tasks and objectives for other lines of effort such as the application of concepts and techniques to expedite learning, creation of partnerships, and implementation of the Sailor 2025 program in order to strengthen the service branchâs leaders and personnel.
Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. also reportsÂ for Breaking Defense that Rep. Randy ForbesÂ (R-Va.) commented onÂ the mentions of Russia and China in the guidance.
“(Richardson’s) clarity on the challenge posed by Russia and Chinaâs destabilizing behavior is welcome, as is the emphasis on wargaming and fleet exercises to refine new concepts that might successfully counter Moscow and Beijingâs growing assertiveness,âÂ Forbes told Breaking Defense.
âBy speaking honestly about the competitive nature of these relationships, Adm. Richardson is helping to provide much-needed clarity about U.S. intentions in the Asia-Pacific,” he added.