posted on Mar, 15 2006 @ 08:26 PM
Well, being that I am a Sailor, I'd come off as bias but I'll just give my opinion based on what we have and will have available to us in the
Currently, I do believe that the U.S Navy is damn near unstoppable based on sheer technology and battlefield technology. If I'm remember numbers
correctly we currently have (12) Aircraft carriers, (22) Cruisers, (48) Destroyers, countless Submarines and our smaller Amphib. ships and Frigates.
Our Destroyers are next to none and will soon be out-classed by the even more powerful DDX's. Our Aircraft carriers give us capabalities all over the
world and are pretty much bases away from base so that we may easily mobilize anywhere we are really needed.
Our weapon systems are top-notch as well. Strategical, Defensive, Offensive, it doesnt matter - we've something cover all the lines. And, of course,
these weapon systems and our fleet in general are operating at nearly +%100 due to our own internal intelligence and technology networks/systems
(though we still rely on other branches for things, of course).
We also have one of the most elite forces, the SEALs. I'm sure you question was more based on the actual fleet but SEAL's are an essential part of
the U.S Navy and I'm rather sure they are of use to the fleet when need be (boarding raids, etc. etc.). We also now have the M.S.F detachments and
soon to be full-scale Naval Infantry, which I'd assume will be made up of those %60 or so percent of potential SEAL canadites that didnt gain their
To me, the U.S Navy is the most self-reliant branch of the U.S Military. They not only have fleet capabilites but also aircraft, a special warfare
community, the Marines (though not truly a part of the Navy anymore, they still operate under the D.t.o.N), technology/logistics and a bright future.
The Navy is beginning to prioritize itself, making it more capable then just maritime operations.
That's my two cents.