Reborn 2nd Fleet will monitor the Atlantic as Russia’s patrols increase

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  1. Almost Heaven

    Almost Heaven Well-Known Member

    By SCOTT WYLAND | STARS AND STRIPESPublished: August 24, 2018

    The U.S. 2nd Fleet was reborn during a ceremony aboard the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush on Friday, as part of a move to monitor increased Russian activity in the north Atlantic Ocean.

    Vice Adm. Andrew “Woody” Lewis took command of 2nd Fleet, which will be a scaled-down version of the original fleet that was decommissioned in 2011 and absorbed into Fleet Forces Command to cut costs.

    Navy officials announced plans in May to revive the fleet and create a joint force command in Norfolk, Va., to respond to Russia’s increasing movements in the Atlantic Ocean.

    Restoring 2nd Fleet is part of the new national defense strategy, which puts more focus on near-peer adversaries and less on terrorism.

    “Our sea control, our power projection — two vital elements of our national security — are being challenged by resurgent powers, namely Russia and China,” Adm. Christopher Grady, Fleet Forces commander, said at the ceremony. “We as a Navy — as a nation — have not had to confront such peer competitors since the Cold War ended nearly three decades ago.”

    The fleet will operate on the East Coast and as far north as Greenland.
  2. anath

    anath I Love the Lord

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  3. athenasius

    athenasius Well-Known Member

    This is necessary. Russia has NEVER been a peace partner till under Reagan they realized peace with America was survival. They couldn't afford to keep up the pace and things like Reagan's Star Wars program were too costly and too scary.

    They respond to POWER like most nations around the globe and thru history. If you want peace, you build weapons you don't plan to use.

    If you want war, you show off your weakness and hope the attack won't hurt too much because it will come.

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