The rare convergence of three carrier strike groups (CSGs) this month in the Western Pacific provided US Navy (USN) planners a chance to combine the disparate forces in novel ways compared with traditional deployments.
“This is a unique opportunity,” Rear Admiral Gregory Harris, commander CSG 2, told Jane’s aboard the CSG’s anchor ship, USS Nimitz on 13 November.
“It’s rare we can aggregate a force like this,” he explained.
Normally, he noted, a CSG enters an area of responsibility and some of the smaller ships associated with the group will leave the main force to perform other tasks and missions.
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