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    Re: Iran says could deploy navy near U.S. coast: report

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    As long as they stay in international waters i dont think there would be a problem. Just be kinda fun to see how they would respond if things did get a little froggy.
    Exactly. As a former Naval Officer, I can tell you that sailing naval vessels 'within a few hundred kliks' of another country's coast is not considered to be an act of war. If it was, we'd be fighting every country in the world with a coastline.

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    Re: Iran says could deploy navy near U.S. coast: report

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    Iran has, in fact, two navies.
    Wow, fancy.
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    Re: Iran says could deploy navy near U.S. coast: report

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    unless one counts China or a few others that spring to mind.

    what it really means is that every western nation (and Japan) has a smaller navy than it did in WWII.



    well, it tells me that the enlightenment had a good run, and now it's back to the dark ages.
    We're doing more with less these days.
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    Re: Iran says could deploy navy near U.S. coast: report

    Quote Originally Posted by EagleAye View Post
    I take it to mean that the USN is still relatively larger than other navies despite it's smaller size compared to ww2 counterparts. So concerns that the navy isn't large enough aren't as bad as it may seem.
    the USN isn't worried about near-peer competitors, but regional threats and asymetric assaults on stability.

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    Re: Iran says could deploy navy near U.S. coast: report

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    We're doing more with less these days.
    yup. we decided to save on expenses by foregoing changing the oil in our car.

    and it will work, too, and save us money.


    ....for a bit.

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