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The Navy decommissioned Littoral Combat Ship USS Freedom after 13 years

On November 8, 2008, the Navy commissioned USS Freedom (LCS-1). The lead ship in her class, Freedom was designed by Lockheed Martin for shallow water operations like minesweeping, humanitarian relief, anti-submarine warfare, and anti-piracy. However, she was not the only class of Littoral Combat Ship that Congress ordered. On January 16, 2010, the Navy commissioned … Continued

Why the US attacked Japan in the middle of the Civil War

While the United States was fighting for its existence, the world kept turning and other countries continued acting in their own self-interest. Just because the United States military was preoccupied with the Civil War doesn’t mean it stopped everything else it was doing around the world.  Japanese Emperor Komei wasn’t specifically taking advantage of the … Continued

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