Navy sidelines Trump-era plans to launch Indo-Pacific 1st Fleet, rename Fleet Forces Command following Global Posture Review

By Aidan Quigley / December 13, 2021 at 11:13 AM
The Navy is not moving forward with Trump-era plans to re-launch the 1st Fleet in the Indian and Pacific Oceans and rename Fleet Forces Command as the Atlantic Fleet following the conclusion of the Global Posture Review, a service spokeswoman told Inside Defense Friday. Then-Navy Secretary Kenneth Braithwaite said in November 2020 that he wanted to create a new 1st Fleet "in the crossroads between the Indian and Pacific Ocean." During the waning days of the Trump administration, Braithwaite...

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