By Navy Captain George Nnadozie Alily
In this groundbreaking work, Commander Alily presents a history of the modern navy and how it has played decisive roles in the economic and political greatness of nations. He posits that maritime strategy is an integral part of the foreign policy of any nation, and he explores the concepts of Seapower, Gunboat Diplomacy, Naval Diplomacy, International Maritime Law, and the Politics of War. The author addresses Nigeria’s Maritime Strategy and posits how the Nigerian Navy has been a critical component of Nigeria’s economic strength and its military capabilities, as was particularly demonstrated during the Nigeria/Biafra war.