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NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — The U.S. Navy's top officer is asking for help in refreshing a maritime strategy that was written in 2007 under very different circumstances.

Adm. Jonathan W. Greenert, the chief of naval operations, told naval officers, scholars and students at the Naval War College in Newport Tuesday that he was there to "hijack" an annual strategy forum.

Greenert said he needs their input before he signs off on a new maritime strategy for the 21st century this year.

The document, which will help guide how defense contracts are awarded and where assets are assigned, was first written when the nation was fighting land wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and before the economic recession.

The revised strategy will have a new emphasis on cyber warfare, the Arctic and other evolving issues.

 

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