May 07, 2018

The 2nd Fleet Returns

  The United States Navy's Second Fleet has just been re-activated. It's area of responsibility is the Atlantic Ocean. During the Cold War, this was a major unit second only to the 6th fleet (Mediterranean and inshore Europe) in importance if the balloon went up.  The 2nd Fleet was deactivated in 2011 because the Obama administration determined that there was no need for there to be a U.S. Navy fleet in the Atlantic.....



"Do what now?"

Anyway, the 2nd fleet command has just been reactivated. In the event of any hostilities in Europe it would be tasked with keeping the Atlantic sea-lanes open. This is being taken as a sign of the rising tensions with Russia, and to be sure, that is a factor. However, it's also a matter of remedial Geography and common sense that the U.S. needs a fleet whose area of operations is the Atlantic.

It would be even better if we could provide it with some ships. 

Posted by: The Brickmuppet at 05:07 AM | No Comments | Add Comment
Post contains 164 words, total size 1 kb.




What colour is a green orange?




20kb generated in CPU 0.02, elapsed 0.1291 seconds.
65 queries taking 0.1126 seconds, 153 records returned.
Powered by Minx 1.1.6c-pink.