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#Reserves Continuous Attitude #SurveyResults 2019
#ReCas. This survey of volunteer reserves covers satisfaction with various aspects of being a reservist.
#Volunteer reservists are more likely to be satisfied
with life in their Service, feel a greater sense of
pride, and recommend joining to others compared
with trained #Regulars. Satisfaction with Service
life, in general, has increased for both #Reserves
and #Regulars since 2018.
Overall, there have been increases in the per cent
positive responses compared to 2015 in several
areas, such as:
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Witte Zwanen, Zwarte Zwanen
Wie gaat er mee naar Engeland varen
Engeland is gesloten De sleutel is gebroken
Is er dan geen timmerman die de sleutel maken kan? Laat doorgaan laat doorgaan
wie achter is moet voorgaan!

1700s #Dutch #NurseryRhyme
Translation (1)
White Swans, Black Swans
Who will sail to England with us?
England is closed, the key is broken
Is there no carpenter who can fix the key?
Let through, let through!
Who is behind must go in front!

The most common explanation: the rhyme refers to the 1667 Medway incident (2)
during the 2nd Anglo-Dutch War.
Th Dutch sailed up the Medway - which at a strategic point had an enormous chain from bank to bank - after a searing defeat by the British. They snuck up the river, cut the chain & managed to nick the British Fleets' flagship The Royal Charles. (3)
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“Andrew Erickson, a maritime militia expert @NavalWarCollege, recently called for the US to “deal with China’s sea forces holistically” & state clearly that it expected China’s #Navy, #CoastGuard & #MaritimeMilitia to follow international rules.”… #PAFMM
“He added that the US had to ‘accept some friction and force Beijing to choose between de-escalating — the preferred US outcome — or to move up against a US red line that China would prefer to avoid’.”…
"The US navy has been conducting FONOPS..sends warships through disputed waters to prevent a claimant from denying others access in violation of int'l law. Analysts have long pushed for a more effective US response to counter China’s mix of mil, paramil & econ coercive measures."
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#Chesapeake watermen came to #NYC in early 1800s and founded Sandy Ground, the oldest continuously-settled, free Black community in the #USA. A #StatenIsland ferry being built will be named "Sandy Ground."…
#AfAmMH #Maritime #Heritage #BlackHistory
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WATCH: @TeamCavuto , @FoxNews 4pm EST. I join with the latest on #Russia, #Ukraine, and the mounting tension over their escalating conflict.

#RussiaUkraine #russia #maritime #foxnews…
Russia seized the Ukraine boat in #internationalwaters, not in the #SeaOfAsov or the #StraightOfKerch. This is a violation of international #maritimelaw. This is also an #actofwar and a very serious situation.

#RussiaUkraine #russia #ukraine #maritime
The U.S. government & @realDonaldTrump must take a very firm position on this and trade action immediately. Russia will push this situation to the limit and then back away with the gains they h ave achieved. There must be a heavy penalty.
#RussiaUkraine #russia #ukraine #maritime
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hearing—"#China's Worldwide #Military Expansion" is a dramatic bellwether of growing concerns in Washington & beyond.

Now online—hard-hitting arguments + many data points, some deeply-analyzed yet hard to find elsewhere in public domain:
CAPT Jim Fanell, USN Ret, former @USPacificFleet N2:

"today, the PLA Navy consists of over 330 surface ships & 66 submarines, nearly 400 combatants. As of 4 May 2018, the @USNavy consists of 283 battle force ships: 211 surface ships and 72 submarines."
"By 2030, it is estimated [by Fanell & @SCheneyPeters in their chapter in @NavalWarCollege @ChinaMaritime Studies Institute's Chinese Naval Shipbuilding volume… @USNIBooks that] the PLANavy will consist of some 550 ships: 450 surface ships & 99 submarines."
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