Who actually controls the US Navy?
I would like to ask you about the United States Navy, if I may. My Dad spent the majority of his life in close association with the USN, he truly loved the Navy and was still in the reserves when he died. During the war, he was stationed in North Africa, and Italy, where he was active in planning several important invasions. I know that he worked for Naval Intelligence, and I know a bit about what he and his associates did for the war effort, but actually, he spoke very little about his war-time activities.
As a younger guy, I did not “push” to find out more, I just assumed that some things were secret, and left it at that! However, after becoming “awake” I have had many curious thoughts about the Navy, and the actual part that it plays in the “big picture.”
Could you kindly tell me who actually controls the US Navy, and give me some insights into what it actually does?
My guts tell me that it is involved with much more than meets the eye!
Thank You so much for your assistance in this matter.
The US Navy has inherited the traditions of the British Navy. After becoming the absolutely dominant force in the oceans, they began ensuring the free flow of commerce, fighting pirates, and mapping the oceans among other things.
It was US Naval intelligence that was attacked on 911 because they were opposed to the Nazis who carried out that dastardly and criminal act.
These days they want to make sure no single power, e.g. China, tries to block the free flow of trade and shipping.
In the future, they have the right institutional DNA to lead space exploration.
It was no coincidence the Starship Enterprise of Star Trek was named after a US Navy aircraft carrier.
In short, they are the good guys.