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(Defense News)   PACOM renamed INDOPACOM. Subordinate commands plan to adjust, so get ready for INDOPACFLT, INDOPACMAN, Ms. INDOPACMAN, Indiana INDOPACERS, Green Bay INDOPACKERS, Manny INDOPACQUIAO, INDOPACIFIC Rim, INDOPACHELBEL, and delicious INDOPACZKI   (defensenews.com) divider line
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2018-06-01 10:50:31 AM  
Excellent Subby! +1!
 
2018-06-01 11:04:10 AM  
I'm certainly in favor of more Indo
 
2018-06-01 11:04:15 AM  
When I was a kid 'indo' was a term that had nothing to do with the sub-continent.
 
2018-06-01 11:06:34 AM  
PACHYDERMPAC
 
2018-06-01 11:08:04 AM  
What business does the United States have in the Indian Ocean?

US territorial waters are as follows:
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2018-06-01 11:08:14 AM  
Nice, subby, nice.
 
2018-06-01 11:08:53 AM  
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2018-06-01 11:09:07 AM  
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2018-06-01 11:10:13 AM  
You can take your fancy acronyms, type em out in Braille, and PACOM right up your poop chute.
 
2018-06-01 11:13:19 AM  

Shaggy_C: What business does the United States have in the Indian Ocean?


Are you thinking of the US Coast Guard? Because the US Navy has damned-important responsibilities beyond our territorial waters. Maintaining freedom of the seas, for starters. It's clearly in our interest as a trading nation to have open sea routes throughout the Pacific and Indian oceans, and that's not something to be taken for granted.

Being able to launch Tomahawks at the bad guy of the month from ships in the Indian Ocean is just a bonus.
 
2018-06-01 11:13:26 AM  

Just another Heartland Weirdass: You can take your fancy acronyms, type em out in Braille, and PACOM right up your poop chute.


Farking this!
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2018-06-01 11:13:52 AM  
Bravo, Subby. I'll ding you a point for forgetting INDOPACMAN JUNIOR, but well done.
 
2018-06-01 11:15:16 AM  
This administration is just oblivious enough that I'm surprised they haven't reactivated the the Asiatic Fleet.
 
2018-06-01 11:15:16 AM  
When does mobile get headline voting?
This should count as a +1.
 
2018-06-01 11:15:50 AM  
My favorite is still:

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Followed by:

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2018-06-01 11:17:39 AM  
I don't know subby, pączki  are good, but I don't know about delicious.
 
2018-06-01 11:19:48 AM  

Shaggy_C: What business does the United States have in the Indian Ocean?

US territorial waters are as follows:
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ANZUS has shores on the Indian Ocean.
 
2018-06-01 11:20:14 AM  

inglixthemad: I don't know subby, pączki  are good, but I don't know about delicious.


We're going to have to step outside.
 
2018-06-01 11:21:58 AM  

Shaggy_C: What business does the United States have in the Indian Ocean?

US territorial waters are as follows:
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Diego Garcia
 
2018-06-01 11:22:33 AM  
can't wait to see what new games INDOCAPCOM comes out with
 
2018-06-01 11:23:09 AM  
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2018-06-01 11:23:14 AM  

Shaggy_C: What business does the United States have in the Indian Ocean?


We project power globally, for reasons both military and political.

Here's INDOPACOM's area of responsibility:
http://www.pacom.mil/About-USPACOM/US​P​ACOM-Area-of-Responsibility/

You've heard of CENTCOM plenty thanks to Iraq and Afghanistan, but we've got a handful of other "Unified Combatant Commands" - think regional leadership groups that transcend traditional service boundaries (so they're composed of Army, Air Force, Navy, and Marines simultaneously).

PACOM handles ops in the pacific theater, AFRICOM handles Africa and the surrounding territories, EUCOM handles Europe, NORTHCOM for North America, SOUTHCOM for South America. Of these, AFRICOM is the newest (CENTCOM used to handle Africa under their AOR), being spun up in 2007.
 
2018-06-01 11:23:54 AM  
I thought it preferred "Adam Jones".
 
2018-06-01 11:24:23 AM  
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2018-06-01 11:24:31 AM  
my first command in the navy was FLEASWTRACENLANT.

that is, "fleet anti-submarine warfare training center (atlantic)".
 
2018-06-01 11:29:24 AM  
This is odd.  This kind of deck chair re-arranging seems a bit out of character for Mattis.   I think it's a result of normalization of fleet activity within the Persian Gulf.   When I went into the Navy,  the fleet operated in the Indian Ocean.  Ships, usually destroyers, transited the Straights of Hormuz to perform specific missions, usually escorting tankers.   The Chair Force flew out of Diego and Germany, and all was well in the world.  Then Gulf War I happened, and we decided that we actually could operate fleets within the Gulf, and the Indian Ocean just became a transit point.

And we did all that known just as "Pacific Fleet."

This looks like marketing to me.
 
2018-06-01 11:29:31 AM  
INDOFARTYURT
 
2018-06-01 11:31:35 AM  

rickythepenguin: my first command in the navy was FLEASWTRACENLANT.

that is, "fleet anti-submarine warfare training center (atlantic)".


Mine was NMITC: Naval and Marine Corps Intelligence Training Center.

It is now known as "Center for Information Dominance Unit Hampton Roads."

Which is much cooler name, I think.
 
2018-06-01 11:33:52 AM  
Too bad the CIC is a NINCOMPOOP.
 
2018-06-01 11:35:29 AM  
Now I'm in the mood for a nice game of Eschaton.
 
2018-06-01 11:35:31 AM  
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2018-06-01 11:35:40 AM  

Shaggy_C: What business does the United States have in the Indian Ocean?

US territorial waters are as follows:
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CTRL +F "Diego Garcia"

Diego Garcia

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diego_G​a​rcia
 
2018-06-01 11:37:24 AM  

This text is now purple: inglixthemad: I don't know subby, pączki  are good, but I don't know about delicious.

We're going to have to step outside.


I'll bring my Polish born friend along. After you get done gawking at her, she'll tell you there are far more delicious Polish items to eat.

/I'm half-joking
//"traditional" Polish girls are freaks between the sheets
 
2018-06-01 11:38:07 AM  

Shaggy_C: What business does the United States have in the Indian Ocean?

US territorial waters are as follows:
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What business does the UK have there?

https://www.royalnavy.mod.uk/news-and​-​latest-activity/news/2016/february/03/​160203-defender-in-indian-ocean
 
2018-06-01 11:39:37 AM  

SirDigbyChickenCaesar: Shaggy_C: What business does the United States have in the Indian Ocean?

US territorial waters are as follows:
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CTRL +F "Diego Garcia"

Diego Garcia

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diego_Ga​rcia


From Wikipedia:
Between 1968 and 1973, the population was forcibly removed by the United Kingdom and the United States to establish an American base through intimidation of locals and denying the return of any who left the island.

Well, that sounds about right.
 
2018-06-01 11:39:55 AM  
INDOPACHELBEL is, of course, where they keep dee cannons.
 
2018-06-01 11:40:44 AM  
Old: Fat Leonard.
New: Fat Ganesh.
 
2018-06-01 11:40:57 AM  

SirDigbyChickenCaesar: Shaggy_C: What business does the United States have in the Indian Ocean?

US territorial waters are as follows:
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CTRL +F "Diego Garcia"

Diego Garcia

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diego_Ga​rcia


UK territory, US base.

Not a very nice story for the folks that used to live there a few decades back.  There weren't very many; not sure why they could not stay.
 
2018-06-01 11:41:48 AM  
Good Morning Vietnam Acronym
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2018-06-01 11:44:00 AM  

Rent Party: Mine was NMITC: Naval and Marine Corps Intelligence Training Center.


I wasn't Navy; I was a contractor. My first assignment was OUSD(P). Didn't verbalize well, but broke out to "Office of the Undersecretary of Defense (Policy)".

We went by "Policy" as our shorthand at the Pentagon. Never any confusion about what we meant.
 
2018-06-01 11:44:54 AM  
Some one say Adrienne Palicki?
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2018-06-01 11:46:36 AM  

Wingchild: Shaggy_C: What business does the United States have in the Indian Ocean?

We project power globally, for reasons both military and political.

Here's INDOPACOM's area of responsibility:
http://www.pacom.mil/About-USPACOM/USP​ACOM-Area-of-Responsibility/

You've heard of CENTCOM plenty thanks to Iraq and Afghanistan, but we've got a handful of other "Unified Combatant Commands" - think regional leadership groups that transcend traditional service boundaries (so they're composed of Army, Air Force, Navy, and Marines simultaneously).

PACOM handles ops in the pacific theater, AFRICOM handles Africa and the surrounding territories, EUCOM handles Europe, NORTHCOM for North America, SOUTHCOM for South America. Of these, AFRICOM is the newest (CENTCOM used to handle Africa under their AOR), being spun up in 2007.


Actually, with the exception of the Horn of Africa, EUCOM was the command that covered Africa.

/EUCOM 1997 to 2009
 
2018-06-01 11:50:10 AM  

JohnAnnArbor: There weren't very many; not sure why they could not stay


Because we had nukes on the island.
 
2018-06-01 11:52:32 AM  
HOTY candidate.  No question.


/I didn't even FINISH the headline, I was too busy rolling on the floor
 
2018-06-01 11:57:16 AM  

Shaggy_C: SirDigbyChickenCaesar: Shaggy_C: What business does the United States have in the Indian Ocean?

US territorial waters are as follows:
[img.fark.net image 850x516]

CTRL +F "Diego Garcia"

Diego Garcia

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diego_Ga​rcia

From Wikipedia:
Between 1968 and 1973, the population was forcibly removed by the United Kingdom and the United States to establish an American base through intimidation of locals and denying the return of any who left the island.

Well, that sounds about right.


That sucks but doesn't make you any less wrong
 
2018-06-01 12:01:21 PM  
We've always been at war with Eastasia
 
2018-06-01 12:09:44 PM  

Shaggy_C: What business does the United States have in the Indian Ocean?

US territorial waters are as follows:
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Most of the Indian Ocean is international waters, so anyone can be there.  Anyone can have business there.
 
2018-06-01 12:20:25 PM  
I want to go back to the old commands like COMNAVSURFSUPSIXPAC
 
2018-06-01 12:25:27 PM  
But getting back to TFA, I probably would have gone with INPACOM or INPACCOM.  It rolls better.
 
2018-06-01 12:31:11 PM  
Snoop Dogg is sailing in the fleet, smoking INDOPACOM, sipping on gin and juice.
 
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