9781682471166 hardcover 1682471160 hardcover 9781682471173 electronic book 1682471179 electronic book
"The Free Sea offers a unique, single-volume analysis of incidents in American history that affected U.S. freedom of navigation at sea. The book spans more than 200 years, beginning in the Colonial era with the Quasi-War with France in 1798 and extending to contemporary Freedom of Navigation operations in the South China Sea. Through wars and numerous crises with North Korea, North Vietnam, Cambodia, Iran, Russia and China, freedom of navigation has been a persistent challenge for the United States, a nation reliant on open seas for economic prosperity, military security and global order. This volume focuses on the struggle to retain freedom of the seas. Challenges to U.S. warships and maritime commerce have pushed, and continue to challenge, the United States to vindicate its rights through diplomatic, legal, and military means, underscoring the need for the strategic resolve in the global maritime commons."-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 285-374) and index.
Formatted Contents Note
"Millions for defense not a cent for tribute": the Quasi-War (1798-1800) "Our country right or wrong": the Barbary Wars (1801-16) "Free trade and sailor's rights": the War of 1812 (1812-14) "All freedom ... depends on freedom of the seas": The World Wars (1914-45) "Blank check": the Gulf of Tonkin Incident (1968) "False sense of security": the USS Pueblo Incident (1968) "Drawing a line against illegal actions": The SS Mayaguez Incident (1975) Crossing the "line of death": Gulf of Sidra (1981-89) "Choke point of freedom": the Persian Gulf (1980-88) "Uniform interpretation of innocent passage": the Black Sea Bumping Incident (1988) "Freedom of navigation with Chinese characteristics" (2001-present) Conclusion: Ensuring freedom of navigation.
KZA1146.U6 K73 2018
Annapolis, Maryland : Naval Institute Press,