Throughout history the United States Navy has always stood miles above its allies and enemies in regard to size and strength, and as of 2017, this breathtaking naval superiority still remains in effect, ensuring America remains a hyperpower for decades and centuries to come.
Not only does the U.S. Navy still contain more ships than any other navy worldwide, but it also hosts “the greatest diversity of missions and the largest area of responsibility,” according to defense and security expert Kyle Mizokami.
“No other navy has the global reach of the U.S. Navy, which regularly operates in the Pacific, Atlantic and Indian Oceans, as well as the Mediterranean, Persian Gulf and the Horn of Africa,” he wrote two months ago for The National Interest. “The U.S. Navy also forward deploys ships to Japan, Europe and the Persian Gulf.”
We are big, we are bad and we are everywhere — and we are to never be underestimated. For proof, take a look at the infographic below:
Published two years ago by the Twitter account “Naval Graphics,” this stunning infographic shows every commissioned and non-commissioned vessel that had been serving in the U.S. Navy as of April 2015.
That’s a lot, and yet the Navy continues to grow larger by the day. In fact, earlier this year President Donald Trump even bemoaned the current size of the Navy, promising to expand it even further.
“In these troubled times, our Navy is the smallest it’s been since World War I,” he said. “That’s a long time ago. In fact, I just spoke with Navy and industry leaders and have discussed my plans to undertake a major expansion of our entire Navy fleet, including having the 12-carrier Navy we need.”
And just two months ago the Navy formally commissioned the USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN-78), a new supercarrier that has inspired great fear among the Chinese and Russians:
They should indeed be afraid — very afraid. So should North Korea, whose belligerent dictator’s recent hash of aggressive antics seem to suggest he wants a piece of us.
Question to dictator Kim Jong Un: Are you sure about that, fat boy?
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