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Focus on #China & #Russia = 2 most significant geopol threats to global peace & prosperity—

Clear stakes:

"China has implemented a strategy & revisionist approach that aims at the heart of the US’ #maritime power."…
"... our three #Sea Services have watched with alarm the growing #naval #power of the People’s Republic of #China & the increasingly aggressive behavior of the Russian Federation.

Our globally deployed naval forces interact w/ #Chinese & #Russian #warships & #aircraft daily."
"We witness firsthand their increasing sophistication and growing aggressiveness. ... The People’s Republic of #China represents the most pressing, long-term strategic threat."…
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No. US #AircraftCarriers movement is NOT at your pleasure. The Nimitz and Ronald Reagan each have a air group of 90 combat a/c. Both carriers have 24 SAMs and and CIWS systems but they will be defended against missile attacks by their escort screen

Each Carrier Strike Group has 2 Ticenderoga class cruisers with 122 SAMs (Surface to Air missiles) each. Each CSG has a destroyer squadron of 5 destroyers. Each destroyer carries at least 60 SAMs. That makes it 300 SAMs

Thats 24 + 122 + 300 = 446 SAMs in each CSG

You will have to launch 100's of missiles against each carrier to have any chance of them getting through the SAM screen. You simply don't have enough missiles.

But lets say you are lucky and even manage to hit 01 carrier. You won't be able to sink it. The other vessels

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Today, Rear Admiral Mike Utley will recognise the outstanding contribution of sailors on operations around the world 🌍 as he presents the Royal Navy Surface Fleet Effectiveness Awards. 🏆 Full list of winners:
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🏆BZ to @HMS_Forth and her crew currently on patrol around the Falkland Islands. Winners of the OPV Effectiveness trophy after a remarkable year of firsts for Forth.🔗Full list of winners here:
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@HMS_Forth .@RFAMountsBay was today named RFA Ship of the Year! The Rear Admiral commended the crew for their excellence on operations, from delivering disaster relief in the Bahamas to counter-narcotics patrols.🏆Full list of winners here: #ThreadTweet #GlobalNavy ImageImage
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