"This book pays tribute to the world's premier naval power, and its unwavering mission to protect the citizens and interests of the United States. The U.S. Navy is unique among the armed forces in that it conducts missions in the air, on land, and at sea. Established in 1775, it has kept the peace and ensured the country's safety throughout every conflict and war. In the late 20th and early 21st century, the U.S. Navy has been used in a variety of roles from open combat to search-and-rescue missions. In addition, the Navy is involved here at home with its "stop and search" operations in the war against drugs.
Defending the Seas reveals the Navy's origin, roles, and operations. Explore some of the Navy's largest warships, destroyers, aircraft carriers, submarines, and the new technology used to operate them. Learn about the hundreds of different jobs in the Navy and what it takes to join the Navy.
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