Happy birthday to the US Navy

Not looking bad for her age, at 239 years young.

Happy birthday to the US Navy

The U.S. Navy turned 239 this week. Its birthday offers a natural time to consider the point of the Navy. While the answer “protecting America and defending its way of life,” concisely describes the Navy’s ultimate purpose, it does little to illuminate what the Navy does. This question over mission has arisen time and again since the Navy was created in 1775, when the main aims of our naval forces were to protect trade, defend coastal towns, and strike back against the British wherever and whenever the odds were favorable.

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Source: warontherocks.com

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