The US intends to build up the power of the Navy to confront Russia and China

The US intends to build up the power of the Navy to confront Russia and China

The power of the US Navy may not be enough to confront Russia and China, so the number of planned ships in the US fleet should be increased and be more than 355. This statement was made on Friday by Pentagon CEO Mark Esper.


According to the US Secretary of Defense, the Pentagon is working to implement the plan of US President Donald Trump to increase the number of ships in the Navy to 355, but this number may not be enough to solve the main tasks - the confrontation with Russia and China.

I want to be sure that in the future we will have a Navy capable of confronting China or, if necessary, defeating it. I think that 355 ships will be few. I think that we need a larger fleet, and its composition will be different from the current one. In the future there will be more small surface ships ... And it seems to me that we need more submarines

- he said.

At the same time, Esper explained that at the present time, the American fleet includes a little less than 300 ships ready for "immediate combat missions." The head of the Pentagon emphasized that the United States has the "best in the world" Navy, and its task is to make them "even better."

We need to be sure that we can deal with almost comparable maritime powers such as China or Russia

- summed up the US Secretary of Defense.
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  1. Mavrikiy 23 May 2020 06: 47 New
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    The United States has the "best in the world" Navy, and its task is to make them "even better."
    Best is the enemy of the good. repeat
    Increase the fleet by 20% and this will make it invincible? fool It can only be invincible by the willingness of sailors to die in battle. The rest is cut dough.
    1. Ilya-spb 23 May 2020 07: 08 New
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      Let the enemy spend money on targets for our missiles!

      Need to answer asymmetrically!
      1. Olgovich 23 May 2020 07: 41 New
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        Quote: Mavrikiy
        Increase the fleet by 20% and this will make it invincible?

        so that:
        We need to be sure what can we handle with almost comparable maritime powers like China or Russia


        DO NOT handle it! yes
        1. kepmor 23 May 2020 07: 49 New
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          that's for sure ... where are they to our USC with rooks, buoyans and karakuts ...
          1. Olgovich 23 May 2020 08: 12 New
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            Quote: kepmor
            that's for sure ... where are they to our USC with rooks, buoyans and karakuts ...

            .... With maces, gauges, yars and other strategic nuclear forces, there is no way to cope! yes
    2. GMM
      GMM 23 May 2020 07: 58 New
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      It can only be invincible by the willingness of sailors to die in battle. The rest is cut dough.

      Well, even if, on call, they recruit only kamikazes, they still need delivery and blasting means, and this will already cut the dough ...
      Although if, like self-isolation, let suicide bombers self-arm themselves with death machines and self-deliver, then yes, there is no room for cutting.
      The fleet, self-immolating, dying in battle ...
    3. BYCHARA 23 May 2020 08: 43 New
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      Quote: Mavrikiy
      It can only be invincible by the willingness of sailors to die in battle. The rest is cut dough.

      And there’s nothing to add ..! good
    4. lucul 23 May 2020 09: 06 New
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      Best the enemy of the good. feel
      Increase the fleet by 20% and this will make it invincible?

      The USA took count, now China can surpass them in the light count, and if Russia still helps with quality (weapons), then the United States has no chance, from the word at all.
      1. orionvitt 23 May 2020 12: 53 New
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        Quote: lucul
        USA took count

        The USSR took the same quantity. But at one point, all of the unsurpassed military power, literally turned to dust. No one could have thought, at once, with a stroke of the pen, Or is the USA insured against such a variant of events? I would not have sworn in their place. trends in the world (and inside the states) are very bad for the USA. I am looking at Great America now, and vague doubts torment me. Somewhere, I already saw it, somewhere I heard, somewhere it already was. I remember for sure, it ended badly.
    5. knn54 23 May 2020 09: 07 New
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      The power of the US Navy may not be enough to ... maintain / establish a SINGLE POLAR world.
    6. TermNachTer 23 May 2020 10: 52 New
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      The key phrase is cut dough. Everything else is "from the evil one."
  2. Basil50 23 May 2020 06: 54 New
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    Plan for * returning greatness * USA in action. So the Americans and power will show the whole world and at the same time some jobs but save
    But I'm talking about our internal, outright enemies, those who are praying for the United States, is your brain really disconnected?
    1. Pvi1206 23 May 2020 07: 03 New
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      they just want to turn off our brain ...
  3. Pvi1206 23 May 2020 07: 02 New
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    well, it began ... although it never stopped ...
  4. Avior 23 May 2020 07: 09 New
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    The states chose a new frigate, the French Fremm, at the competition.
    They will build a batch of 20 pieces with their weapons and other things, including Aegis, how could it be without it! smile
  5. Mouse 23 May 2020 07: 26 New
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    Malova, then ... Malova, it will be .... wassat
  6. sagitch 23 May 2020 07: 26 New
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    The fleet is a good thing, only the support under it is fluid and viscous, uncomfortable for human life.
  7. GMM
    GMM 23 May 2020 08: 07 New
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    By lunchtime there will be a storehouse of folk-analytical military-patriotic wisdom. Let's just say - ready-made material for analysis to a practicing psychotherapist ....
    1. rocket757 23 May 2020 08: 46 New
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      You can say that at other sites psycho --- doctors will have nothing to do?
      1. GMM
        GMM 23 May 2020 08: 57 New
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        The weekend Saturday morning, after the traditional Friday evening, but with the good news - will give ground on any site for enchanting creativity
        1. rocket757 23 May 2020 09: 12 New
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          And what is he like
          Quote: mmg
          traditional friday night

          tell me, can I, we, do not conduct it correctly, violate traditions?
        2. Mavrikiy 23 May 2020 09: 39 New
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          Quote: mmg
          Saturday morning, after the traditional Friday night,

          And you do not spoil .... and you will be happy. repeat
    2. lucul 23 May 2020 09: 03 New
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      By lunchtime there will be a storehouse of folk-analytical military-patriotic wisdom. Let's just say - ready-made material for analysis to a practicing psychotherapist ....

      So why do you come here? Sit further on open spaces of Haifa ...
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  9. BYCHARA 23 May 2020 08: 42 New
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    It’s already late gentlemen ... you slept Russia and China, while in the 90s you were engaged in the robbery of the world
  10. rocket757 23 May 2020 08: 43 New
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    If a politician says something, then he needs something!
    Firstly, they will have elections soon .....
    1. BYCHARA 23 May 2020 12: 40 New
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      Quote: rocket757
      If a politician says something, then he needs something!
      Firstly, they will have elections soon .....

      Before the US elections, they usually bomb someone .. Trump so far only distributes threats ..)))
      1. rocket757 23 May 2020 13: 26 New
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        Yes, like a kid rockets bombing slowly .... global nothing military started? There are two ways: either the time has not come yet, or it is not their people at all. Let’s shorter.
  11. Boa kaa 23 May 2020 11: 18 New
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    The relics of the U.S. Navy ...

    Can not be!!! am
    Surely the US Navy has already become relics !? belay laughing
    1. BYCHARA 23 May 2020 12: 43 New
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      Quote: BoA KAA
      Surely the US Navy has already become relics !?

      So it is, AUGs are already especially afraid of pushing them to someone ..
      There are means when these galoshes can be thrown to the bottom, in the same Iran and the DPRK (if they are helped in this)))
  12. Dmitry Makarov 24 May 2020 17: 38 New
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    Aircraft carriers and cruisers will be sawed, and coastal zone drones will be put into service, that's all the American optimization.
    The United States is being squandered, which is a sin to hide.