Freedom of Navigation Assertions

  title={Freedom of Navigation Assertions},
  author={Amitai Etzioni},
  journal={Armed Forces \& Society},
  pages={501 - 517}
In line with its “Freedom of Navigation” program, the United States conducts “operational assertions” by sending naval vessels to violate what it considers to be the excessive maritime claims of other states. Efforts have been made to legitimate this program to the public and elected officials on both liberal and realist grounds: Freedom of navigation is an important component of the liberal international order while also central to the exercise of U.S. naval power. However, it does not follow… Expand
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