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#Thread 1/4: Have you ever seen an ongoing anti-submarine #warfare activity from #space? Recent EROS-C image near #Subi Reef analyzed using #ISI Global Hotspot Monitoring Platform showcasing such activity. Image
2/4: The detected task force includes both #aerial and #maritime #reconnaissance systems, such as the KQ-200 equipped with MAD (magnetic anomaly detector). Image
3/4: The type 052 #destroyer, hull no. 113 as seen in EROS-C image, performs a 55 angle maneuver and is detected again the following day, docking in the reef. Image
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The long-sought #shipwreck of the heroic WW2 #destroyer USS #JOHNSTON DD557 has been found and conclusively ID'd, @CaladanOceanic announced 1 April. The forward 2/3 of the ship is at a depth of 21,180 feet/6,4456m, the world's deepest known wreck
Ship was sunk in battle with vastly superior Japanese #warships during the Battle off Samar on 25 Oct 1944. Photos show the bow with hull number; fwd two 5-inch guns; bridge; 20mm guns amidships and a quintuple 21"torpedo tube mount. The privately-funded dive effort was led by..
Victor Vescovo piloting the manned submersible LIMITING FACTOR. Photo shows the Fletcher-class destroyer off Seattle WA on the day of commissioning, 27 Oct 1943 - 363 days before she was sunk. Official battle damage report shows what it took to sink the fighting ship
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With oddly defensive language US SOUTHCOM announced 23 June that "while peacefully operating in the Caribbean Sea the US #Navy #destroyer USS #Nitze DDG94 conducted a freedom of navigation operation contesting an excessive maritime claim by Venezuela... ImageImage
..."The ship conducted the operation in international waters outside Venezuela’s 12 nm territorial jurisdiction. During the operation the ship lawfully navigated an area the illegitimate Maduro regime falsely claims control over, a claim inconsistent with international law
Note that US Pacific Command rarely (very rarely!) announced FONOPS in the western Pacific. NITZE is pictured arriving at Guantanamo Bay Cuba on 19 June…
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06/01/2019 - 78 years ago today, the longest-serving #UnitedStates #President, #Franklin D. #Roosevelt (#FDR) addressed the 77th #Congress with his "#Four #Freedoms" speech with the intent to shift #US #foreign #policy from that of #neutrality to #interventionist.
#FDR promoted the idea that the people of the world, in all nations, shared entitlement to four freedoms: that of the freedom of speech and expression, the freedom of worship, the freedom from want and the freedom from fear.
#FDR is arguably one of the most 'successful' #US Presidents. Some would argue that on the basis of his numerous social policies such as 'the New Deal'. Others, however, would argue that his role during the second world war was more prevalent to his success & everlasting legacy.
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