World’s navies rattle sabres
Increase in number of large scale exercises globally.
Unusual Level of Naval Power on Display the World Over
By Christopher P. Cavas
WASHINGTON — For many years, it’s been fashionable for some US radio stations to refer to the year’s 10th month as “Rocktober.” This time around, there is little question that — in the maritime world, at least — naval forces the world over have been rocking out.
From the western Pacific to the Indian Ocean, from the Mediterranean to the eastern and northern Atlantic, all the way to Latin America, naval forces have undertaken an explosion of major exercises — many of them much larger than normal. Dozens of countries, thousands of military personnel and three US aircraft carriers have been taking part.
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