Naval History and Heritage Command

Naval History and Heritage Command

Since World War II, the U.S. Navy has been the first line of defense with the establishment of the Middle East Force in 1949 to the Central Command/Fifth Fleet of today. The Navy’s presence and maritime superiority has ensured peaceful operations, maritime rescues, and security throughout the region.

 

These pages explore some of the major events that have occured in the Middle East that involved U.S. forces. 

 

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