US Navy Commissions New Warship to Counter ‘Chinese and Russian Aggressiveness’

The U.S. Navy commissioned the Arleigh Burke -class guided-missile destroyer USS John Finn at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, on July 15 under the auspices of Admiral Harry Harris, the head of U.S. Pacific Command (PACOM).

“In my opinion we can’t get our most advanced assets here fast enough. As North Korea’s recent ICBM test demonstrates… as Chinese and Russian aggressiveness grows… as ISIS tries to gain a foothold in our region, USS John Finn couldn’t come to the Indo-Asia-Pacific at a more pivotal moment in our nation’s history,” Admiral Harris said during the commissioning ceremony.

Source: US Navy Commissions New Warship in Pearl Harbor to Counter ‘Chinese and Russian Aggressiveness’

Samuel Culper is a former military intelligence NCO and contract Intelligence analyst. He spent three years in Iraq and Afghanistan and is now the intelligence and warfare researcher at Forward Observer.

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