This report presents policy and oversight issues for Congress arising from (1) maritime territorial disputes involving China in the South China Sea (SCS) and East China Sea (ECS) and (2) an additional dispute over whether China has a right under international law to regulate U.S. and other foreign military activities in its 200-nautical-mile maritime Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ).
The planned size of the Navy, the rate of Navy ship procurement, and the prospective
affordability of the Navy’s shipbuilding plans have been matters of concern for the congressional
defense committees for the past several years.
From the Introduction: The 2012 Chicago Council Survey of American Public Opinion provides an opportunity to reflect upon American thinking about U.S. engagement in the world after a decade dominated by the nation’s responses to the September 11 terrorist attacks.
New U.S. Fleet Forces commander, Adm. Bill Gortney, has released this new guidance for how the command will operate.