United States re-establishing 2nd fleet to counter Russian Federation in Atlantic

US Navy's new command puts Russia in the crosshairs – media

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2nd Fleet, deactivated in 2011 to preserve funds for new ships, will resume operations in Norfolk, Virginia, on July 1, Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson told reporters Friday. "So as we've seen this great power competition emerge, the Atlantic Ocean is as dynamic a theater as any and particular the North Atlantic, so as we consider high-end naval warfare, fighting in the Atlantic, that will be the 2nd Fleet's responsibility".

Admiral John Richardson, Chief of Naval Operations, explained the decision as part of recent usa strategic shifts, saying that "we're back in an era of great power competition". Commander, Second Fleet will report to USFF.

"This is a dynamic response to the dynamic security environment", Richardson said onboard the carrier George H.W. Bush.

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The U.S. National Defense Strategy for 2018 called attention to Moscow's forays into neighboring territories and stated that "Russia has violated the borders of nearby nations and pursues veto power over the economic, diplomatic, and security decisions of its neighbors".

The US Navy is re-establishing its second fleet, responsible for the northern Atlantic Ocean to counter Russian Federation. He said that the fleet would "exercise operational and administrative authority over assigned ships, aircraft and landing forces".

"We face growing threats from revisionist powers as different as China and Russian Federation, nations that seek to create a world consistent with their authoritarian models", Mattis said as he unveiled the Pentagon's national defense strategy. After seven years in drydock, the Navy will be ramping up the famed 2nd Fleet, which servered as eyes and ears during most of the 20 Century during the cold war with Russian Federation.

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The Defense Department also announced that the United States has offered to host and lead NATO's newly proposed Joint Force Command for the Atlantic at Norfolk, Virginia.

The fleet also oversaw the blockade of Cuba during the Cuban Missile Crisis, rescued Americans in Grenada during Operation Urgent Fury in October 1983 and trained and certified half the USA fleet for Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm. The command had been responsible for the North Atlantic Ocean before it was deactivated in 2011.

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