The US conducts the largest military maneuvers since the Cold War

The exercise seeks to establish a hedge against what they consider to be latent threats. Photo Archive

The United States Navy continued today with one of the largest naval exercises since the Cold War, which will last until the 16th of this month.

As reported on their official Twitter account, the Large Scale Exercise 2021 (LSE 2021) began the day before in order to demonstrate the US ability to use a 'precise, lethal and overwhelming force on a global level'.

They also emphasize that it aims to provide high-level training at sea and on land against a challenging adversary force.

The exercises involve six Navy and Marine Corps commands, five fleets and three Expeditionary Forces, and 36 ships are also expected to participate, including aircraft carriers and submarines.

LSE 2021 envisages a global integration of US forces in 17 time zones and seeks to test commanders across the spectrum of naval warfare, from tactical to strategic, said Vice Admiral Gene Black, commander of the Sixth Fleet.

According to the press, the maneuvers are the first large-scale naval and amphibious exercise that the United States has carried out in the last four decades since the Cold War, when in 1981 NATO carried out the Ocean Venture.

As on that date, analysts emphasize, it now aims to demonstrate the strength of US forces and test new maritime capabilities, but within the context of modern warfare.

Likewise, United States forces hope to carry out similar operations with allied countries in the future, they indicated.

Last Monday, the USS Carl Vinson sailed from San Diego, carrying the first fighter squadron of stealth fighters F-35C Lightning II, it is the first deployment on an aircraft carrier of those fifth-generation combat ships, said the US Navy. .

While they did not specify where the Carl Vinson carrier strike group will be deployed, they noted that the deployment is being carried out "in support of global maritime security operations," a phrase usually applied to actions in the South China Sea.

According to the Navy Times digital portal, warships with bases on the west coast of the United States generally sail towards the waters of the Indo-Pacific.

Prensa Latina



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