USA Overview Nations // United States of America

OVERVIEW U.S. Armed Forces OverviewThe United States has five armed services: Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and Coast Guard. The Army, Navy and Air Force are administered by a service department within the Dept. of Defense (DoD). The Marine Corps is a second armed service in the Dept. of the Navy. During peacetime, the Coast Guard is under the administrative control of the Dept. of Homeland Security. In wartime, or as the president may direct, the Coast Guard can become a part...


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