US Revives Navy Fleet to Counter Russian Presence in North Atlantic

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(From RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty)

The U.S. Navy has formally reestablished its Second Fleet as a result of a renewed focus on the North Atlantic Ocean, where the Russian military has been operating with increasing frequency in a way not seen since the Cold War. . . .

The revived fleet reflects a major shift in U.S. military strategy recently from focusing on terrorism in the Middle East — where the Islamic State extremist group last year was largely defeated — to growing U.S. competition with both Russia and China.

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