The National Defense Strategy document issued in January stressed the use of dynamic force as a way to maintain the US Navy's combat capabilities while changing the duration and intensity of its deployment.
It was intended to be "strategically predictable, but operationally unpredictable."
According to Admiral James Fogo, commander of the US Naval Forces in Europe and Africa and head of NATO's Joint Force Command in Naples, Italy, he is already working – leaving Russia guessing what the navy is doing.
When asked about an example of the successful use of dynamic force in the last episode of his podcast, "On the Horizon," Fujo referred to the exercises of the USS Harry S. Truman.
"We were not originally supposed to be in the European theater for the whole deployment, we had other plans," Fujogu said. "But because of the use of dynamic force, they came here and immediately embarked on the eastern Mediterranean and made strikes to support the inherent reform process."
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"Then they moved to the Adriatic Sea, and this was interesting because it was in sync with Vice Admiral Franchetti to lead the Beltop 2018 in the Baltic Sea," he said, referring to Vice Admiral Lisa Franchetti, commander of the US Sixth Fleet. Which operates throughout Europe.
"So Harry S. Truman, as far as I know, is the first carrier to take part in Operation Topob by Air Force from the Adriatic."
Baltic operations, or BaltOps, is an annual US-led exercise and was one of more than 100 NATO exercises this year, held during the first half of June. Later, Fujogu said, the Truman strike group returned to the United States for about a month.
"I do not think anyone, not to mention the Russians, expected that, and that kind of thing puts them back."
"In fact, we started to see some articles in the Russian media about the carrier's return to the Mediterranean, but it did not go there.
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Truman left his home in Norfolk, Virginia, at the end of August. About six weeks later, he became the first US aircraft carrier since the early 1990s to sail in the Arctic Circle.
"It was our intention at that time to put it at Trident Junction [live exercise]Vogogo said, referring to NATO's biggest military exercise since the Cold War.
"This is the first time we've been working north of the Arctic Circle with a high-latitude carrier since the end of the Cold War," Fogo said. "I think they have proven by employing dynamic power that they can be strategically predictable but not operationally predictable."
The Truman strike group avoided the six-month traditional deployment, usually carried out by airline groups, and instead embarked on two operations that were deployed for three months.
Between April and July, it was operating around the area of the Sixth Fleet operations, including strikes against a thief in Syria, as Fogo mentioned.
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After five weeks in Norfolk, she headed back, working around the North Atlantic and the northern part of the Arctic – to spread to the traditional Middle East.
Major General John Richardson, commander of naval operations, said at the end of November that the first deployment of dynamic forces had gone "wonderfully" and that the strike group had carried out more missions in more diverse environments that would have been possible with the deployment of the Middle East Natural.
"I would like to say that the Navy is inherently dynamic and moving," Richardson told the press in the days before Thanksgiving.
The station in Norfolk was in July a working visit to Traman and the rest of the strike group.
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The Strike Group left the Sixth Fleet Operations Area on 11 December and returned to Norfolk on 16 December, marking the transition from deployment to supply, when group members will focus on needed repairs and maintain their skills.
In July, "We're back in uniform and we started working," said Rear Admiral Black, commander of the Truman Strike Group, in late November, according to USNI News. "This time we will have to return home fully with Santa Claus and the band and the radio station, and all the good things that come with it."