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Naval Issues: Background and Operations (Repost)

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Naval Issues: Background and Operations (Repost)

Ronald O'Rourke, "Naval Issues: Background and Operations"
English | 2011 | ISBN: 1611220084 | 145 pages | PDF | 3 MB

A navy (sometimes called a maritime force) is the branch of a nation's armed forces principally designated for naval warfare and amphibious warfare; namely, lake- or ocean-borne combat operations and related functions. It includes anything conducted by surface ships, amphibious ships, submarines, and sea-borne aviation, as well as ancillary support, communications, training, and other fields; recent developments have included space related operations. This book discusses the issues facing the United States Navy, including warfare and counter-terrorism operations; leases on foreign-built ships; Navy force structure and shipbuilding plans; and aircraft carrier programs.