May 19, 2019

2nd Fleet Readies for Baltic Sea Exercise

2nd Fleet Readies for Baltic Sea Exercise

After the US Navy’s new 2nd Fleet stands up later this month, its commander will push the USS Mount Whitney command ship, along with dozens of other NATO vessels, into the Baltic Sea to direct a major exercise primarily to track and meet Russian maneuvers in the North Atlantic and the Arctic.

Many Pentagon Top Jobs Still Unfilled

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Four months into his presidency, Donald Trump has filled only five of the 53 top jobs at the Pentagon, the slowest pace for nominations in more than half a century. Several high-profile picks have withdrawn because of business entanglements and the vetting process has prevented many from placement in positions.

300 Marines Deploy to Afghanistan

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The 300 Marines deployed from Camp Lejeune comprise the largest US force in Afghanistan since 2014.