US Navy – Navy's new command distances it more from Cold War

Copley News Service – In another move away from its Cold War concentration on deep-ocean operations, the Navy is forming a command that will focus on missions on land and in the shallow waters of ports and rivers, which could be more relevant in fighting terrorism???The new Navy Expeditionary Combat Command will have a certain back-to-the-future look, with units designed to operate in the rivers and coastal waters much like the “brown water” Navy missions in Vietnam and in the Civil War. It will consist of about 40,000 sailors trained for a physical, up-close style of conflict more from the 18th century than today’s stand-off, high-tech naval combat.
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