US Navy Re-Launches Second Fleet to Address ‘Russian Threats’ in North Atlantic

Sputnik News – May 4, 2018

The United States has announced plans to re-establish the Second Fleet in the northern Atlantic Ocean following the publication of the country’s new National Defense Strategy, “which makes it clear that we’re back in an era of great power competition” with, among other threats, Russia, Chief of Naval Operations Admiral John Richardson said Friday.

“[T]he security environment continues to grow more challenging and complex,” the admiral continued while speaking in Norfolk, Virginia, noting, “that’s why today, we’re standing up Second Fleet to address these challenges, particularly in the North Atlantic.”

The command will be established by July 1, according to USNI News, which broke the story after obtaining an internal US Navy memo announcing the plans.