The Naval Intelligence Underpinnings of Reagan's Maritime Strategy

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Washington's so-called Maritime Strategy, which sought to apply US naval might against Soviet vulnerabilities on its maritime flanks, came to full fruition during the 1980s. The strategy, which witnessed a major buildup of US naval forces and aggressive exercising in seas proximate to the USSR, also explicitly targeted Moscow”s strategic missile submarines with the aim of pressuring the Kremlin during crises or the early phases of global war. Relying on a variety of interviews and newly declassified documents, the authors assert that the Maritime Strategy represents one of the rare instances in history when intelligence helped lead a nation to completely revise its concept of military operations.

Keywords: Maritime Strategy; Ocean Surveillance Information System (OSIS); Office of Naval Intelligence; Operational Intelligence; U.S. Navy

Document Type: Research Article


Affiliations: Maritime Strategy, Office of Naval Intelligence, Operational Intelligence, OPINTEL

Publication date: April 1, 2005

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