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North Korea threatens 'a sea of fire' upon South Korea
November 22, 2011
The Navy Fact File contains descriptions of the roles and characteristics of Navy ships.
The make-up of a Carrier Strike Group (CSG)
The make-up of a Carrier Air Wing (CVW)
The make-up of an Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG)
Status of the Navy
Active Duty: 324,512
Ready Reserve: 103,015 [As of 11 Sep 2011 ]
Selected Reserves: 64,792
Individual Ready Reserve: 38,223
Reserves currently mobilized: 4,620 [As of 15 Nov 2011]
Personnel on deployment: 41,944
Navy Department Civilian Employees: 203,952
Ships and Submarines
Deployable Battle Force Ships: 284
Ships Underway (away from homeport): 123 ships (43% of total)
On deployment: 102 ships (36% of total)
Attack submarines underway (away from homeport): 29 subs (54%)
On deployment: 18 subs (33%)
USS George Washington (CVN 73) - 7th Fleet
USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) - 5th Fleet
USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) - 5th Fleet
Amphibious Assault Ships:
USS Essex (LHD 2) - 7th Fleet
USS Bataan (LHD 5) - 5th Fleet
USS Makin Island (LHD 8) - port visit Pearl Harbor
Aircraft (operational): 3700+
Navy.mil : Status of the Navy
Iran will target NATO's missile defense installations in Turkey if the U.S. or Israel attacks the Islamic Republic, a senior commander of Iran's powerful Revolutionary Guard said Saturday.
i bet they will and with acts like this
ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - A senior Pakistani military officer said a NATO air strike that killed 24 Pakistani troops on the border with Afghanistan last month was pre-planned, newspapers reported on Friday, comments likely to fuel tension with the United States.
and with the destruction of 29 fuel tankers due for Afghanistan the US will not just sit idly by
Major General Ashfaq Nadeem, director general of military operations, also said Pakistan, a strategic U.S. ally, would deploy an air defence system along the border to prevent such attacks, the newspapers said.
Militants? yea right , more like pay back the only way they know how.
Militants fired a rocket-propelled grenade at such trucks in the southwestern city of Quetta in Baluchistan province on Thursday night, setting fire to 29 vehicles, police officials said.