USN shift to Pacific underwhelming | Information Dissemination: Naval Presence Shifts Towards 2020

USN shift to Pacific underwhelming | Information Dissemination: Naval Presence Shifts Towards 2020

These slides from OPNAV were passed around several months ago as an example of the pivot to Asia. Some have identified these slides as representative of the slides presented at a recent CNO press conference. The first slide begins with the expected Naval Presence of 2013. This is basically today. Note the gold ships are the sustained, forward deployed ships and the blue ships are the rotational CONUS forces. Noteworthy how the SSGNs are counted as steady state, forward deployed operational assets. It continues with a slide of Naval Presence of 2017. This is where the map starts getting interesting. South America Note that the Navy intends to move 10 PCs, many of which are currently in the Middle East, to the South American theater in support of SOUTHCOM by 2017. I am interested to see how that works with 1 amphibious ship and no combat logistics. In my opinion there looks ...

Full article: http://www.informationdissemination.net/2012/07/naval-pre...

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