U.S.: Naval Dominance and the Importance of Oceans

Aug 5, 2008 | 22:10 GMT

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The geographic position of the United States, situated comfortably between the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, is a critical dynamic in its fundamental security, and U.S. naval dominance in the world's oceans is a key dynamic of the international system.

Control of the world's oceans is a cornerstone of U.S. geopolitical security, and keeps any potential adversary half a world away. <em>(With Stratfor map)</em>...

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