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US nearshore patrol explores its place in Great Power world

29th November 2019 - 11:05 GMT | by Tim Fish in Auckland


The revamp of the US Navy’s nearshore maritime patrol capability continues apace following the merger in 2012 of the Expeditionary Combat Command (NECC) Maritime Expeditionary Security Squadrons and Riverine Squadrons, which formed the Coastal Riverine Force (CRF).

The outcome of that saw the CRF giving up riverine patrol to focus on maritime security, oftentimes spent in ports and anchorages area. Into this, new patrol craft have been adopted, with the service offering a different kind of leadership opportunity to prospective naval commanders.

Into this, is the challenge in determining what sort of additional or new roles such a force might

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Tim Fish


Tim Fish

Tim Fish is a special correspondent for Shephard Media. Formerly the editor of Land Warfare …

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