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When was the first time Congress passed legislation to purchase and arm naval vessels?
13 October 1775
True or False. Almost every U.S. sailor has experienced some type of major deployment.
True
What factors define naval presence?
having a naval force in a specific location
Deployments place naval forces in position for what purposes?
to provide protection and support to allied forces in time of war, to stop the advance of the enemy as soon as possible, and to engage the enemy promptly at the start of hostilities
What is the maximum time U.S. naval forces can sustain operations in a crisis area?
indefinitely
What requirement must U.S. naval forces reflect to be effective in a presence role?
ready combat capability to respond to any threat
What responsibilities belong to the Navy during wartime?
functioning in a hostile environment, power projection, and sea control
True or False. Sea control means having simultaneous control over the world's international waters.
False
What basic military function provides U.S. forces with the ability to conduct sustained operations abroad?
Sea control
Denying the enemy the ability to advance close enough to use weapons is called?
power projection
An essential element of power projection is identified by what requirements?
amphibious ships
True or False. The use of fleet ballistic missile submarines to provide a nuclear strike is an example of sea control.
False
The unrestricted global mobility of naval forces is based on what items?
traditions
True or False. The Soviets restrict their naval power projection to the waters around the Soviet Union and the East Coast of the United States.
True
The German navy has upgraded NATO's air defense through the purchase of what aircraft?
Tornado
Who is responsible for NATO's offensive and defensive capability in the Norwegian and Mediterranean Seas?
SACLANT
What areas of responsibility belong to NATO?
AFCENT
What area of responsibility is a Soviet theater of operation?
Northwestern TVD, Southern TVD, and Western TVD
Why are the Soviets conducting a long-range strategic nuclear modernization program?
to comply with expected future strategic arms reduction treaty constraints
What choke points are NOT applicable to Soviet ships deploying from Severodvinsk?
Turkish Straits
The Soviet Black Sea Fleet could be contained by sinking a ship in what choke points?
Turkish Straits
What city is the home port of the Soviet Black Sea Fleet?
Sevastopol
What is the primary mission of the Soviet navy?
to provide support for Soviet land-based forces
The bulk of Soviet naval air power is derived by what method of providing air power?
land-based aircraft
What Soviet fleets contain aircraft carriers?
Pacific Ocean Fleet
What Soviet fleets do NOT contain fleet ballistic missile submarines?
Black Sea Fleet
Approximately 10 percent of the world's sea trade passes through the Suez Canal at what point?
Babel Mandeb
True or False. Persian Gud states are building overland oil-pipe routes to lessen the importance of the Israeli controlled Suez Canal.
True
USCENTCOM naval forces in the Middle East and Southwest Asia are under what command?
Commander Middle East Forces
Why is Africa strategically important to estern nations?
it has a wealth of natural resources