"Unique challenge": the actions of the Russian fleet in the Atlantic assessed at the Pentagon


The American military leadership plans to rename the US Fleet Forces Command, which combines the 2nd, 4th and 6th operational fleets, into the US Atlantic Fleet. This was stated by retired Rear Admiral, US Secretary of the Navy Kenneth Braithwaite, speaking at a hearing in one of the subcommittees of the Senate Committee on Armed Forces.


The report notes that this is due to the reorientation of efforts to address the challenges of countering the Russian Navy in the Atlantic. The renewed military structure will control the sea routes to approach American territory and European allies.

To address the unique challenges posed by the Atlantic Theater of Operations, we are renaming the Command of the Fleet to the US Atlantic Fleet

- said Braithwaite.

The minister explained that the Pentagon had assessed the activities of the Russian fleet in the Atlantic. The Russian Navy has become much more active and decisive, now it is deploying its forces and assets much closer to the east coast of the United States.

Note that in November 2020, American sailors violated Russia's maritime borders twice. First case happened in the Gulf of Peter the Great in the Far East, where the BOD "Admiral Vinogradov" of the TF of the Russian Navy was escorted by the destroyer USS John S. McCain (DDG-56). Second case took place near Kaliningrad in the Baltic, when the destroyer USS Ross (DDG-71) entered Russian territorial waters. Perhaps this is what the Americans consider "the Russians approaching US territory."

As for the US Atlantic Fleet, it was formed back in 1906 and has repeatedly undergone various transformations. In 2006, it was made into the Command of the Fleet Forces, and now they are carrying out another reorganization.
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  1. Afinogen Offline Afinogen
    Afinogen (Afinogen) 3 December 2020 10: 07
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    The minister explained that the Pentagon had assessed the activities of the Russian fleet in the Atlantic.

    Interesting movie. And what is this activity of the Russian fleet in the Atlantic? Or is it just another tales of storytellers from americosia.
  2. Vladimir_ Voronov (Vladimir) 3 December 2020 13: 26
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    Of the US Atlantic Fleet, it was formed back in 1906 and has repeatedly undergone various transformations. In 2006, it was made into the Command of the Fleet Forces, now they are carrying out another reorganization

    All this only says that the American soldiers are able to "jerk" the military budget. Renaming and changing seals and letterheads alone is a very profitable business. Keep it up, drive America into debt ...
  3. boriz Offline boriz
    boriz (boriz) 4 December 2020 16: 57
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    The main thing is to choose the right name. And immediately everyone will be scared.
  4. Yurets Offline Yurets
    Yurets (Yuri) 5 December 2020 18: 07
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    We must try to go to ter. water of the USA, what happens?