Navy restructuring revives Atlantic Fleet

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. — As the Russian navy keeps pressing into the Atlantic, the United States is reviving the Atlantic Fleet, renaming and refocusing its Norfolk-based Fleet Forces Command. The change will have no impact on jobs or revenue in Hampton Roads, Secretary of the Navy Kenneth Braithwaite told the Senate Armed Services Committee’s readiness panel. He said Fleet Forces was formed to support joint forces operations in a world “where NATO’s flanks are secure, the Russian navy is tied to the pier and terrorism is our biggest problem.” But the Russian navy is ever more active with ever more…

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