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That has reduced the U.S. fleet of carriers from 11 to nine, as the Navy struggles to maintain a two-carrier presence in the Middle East as required by the Obama administration since 2010.
Originally posted by rockymcgilicutty
reply to post by Wrabbit2000
Hey Wrabbit, Could you please link me to that data? I would like to read up on it.
BTW, I'm glad you didn't start that post with " I hate to disagree"
Ships and Submarines
Deployable Battle Force Ships: 284
Ships Deployed: 97 (34%)
Ships Underway for Local Ops / Training (USFF / 3rd Fleet): 34(11%)
USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) - Mediterranean Sea
USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) - 5th Fleet
USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) - Atlantic Ocean
Amphibious Assault Ships:
USS Peleliu (LHA 5) - 5th Fleet
USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) - 7th Fleet
USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) - Atlantic Ocean
Aircraft (operational): 3700+
China is building one of the world's largest drone fleets aimed at expanding its military reach in the Pacific and swarming U.S. Navy carriers in the unlikely event of a war, according to a new report.