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Navy Ship Deployments: New Approaches - Background and Issues for Congress [Updated February 1, 2008]   [open pdf - 71KB]

From the Summary: "The Navy has implemented new kinds of naval formations, more flexible forward deployment schedules, and a ship readiness plan (called the Fleet Response Plan, or FRP) for surge-deploying several aircraft carriers in a short period of time to respond to contingencies. The Navy has also forward-home-ported additional ships, experimented with long-duration deployments with crew rotation (which the Navy calls Sea Swap), investigated multiple-crewing of ships, and is experimenting with a new forward deployment concept called global fleet stations, or GFSs. These actions raise several potential issues for Congress. This report will be updated as events warrant."

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CRS Report for Congress, RS21338
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2008-02-01
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