Friday, February 12, 2016

US Navy Ready to Respond to European Demand for Protection Against Russia

Adm. John Richardson delivers remarks during the commissioning ceremony of the Virginia-class attack submarine USS John Warner (SSN 785) at Naval Station Norfolk.

© Flickr/ Adm. Jonathan Greenert, Chief of Naval Operations

US Chief of Naval Operations said that US Navy stands ready to respond to the changing demands of the European theater in response to concerns from its NATO counterparts.

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) The US Navy stands ready to respond to the changing demands of the European theater in response to concerns from its NATO counterparts, US Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson said on Friday.
"We will play a role in…responding to further demands that the [European] theater imposes, and I will be in close touch with our Navy commanders out there," Richardson said at an American Enterprise Institute conference.
He added that his European counterparts have raised "concern with this resurgent Russia, particularly in the eastern Mediterranean…the Black Sea, even the Caspian Sea."

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