【2月26日】看軍聞學英語

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原文:

The ceremony began at 7:50 a.m. in Hawaii to mark the time, on a bright Sunday morning 79 years ago, that aircraft from Imperial Japan began the attacks that would kill 2,403 Americans, decimate the Pacific fleet and bring the U.S. into World War II.

In his keynote remarks, Adm. John Aquilino, commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet, said that 'What you see here today is the resolve, despite the pandemic, to pay our respects' to those who served in World War II.'Nothing will stop us,' he stressed.

Aquilino was nominated last Thursday by President Donald Trump to replace Adm. Phil Davidson as commander of U.S. Indo-Pacific Command, according to an announcement by Acting Defense Secretary Christopher C. Miller.

中譯:

珍珠港事件的紀念儀式於夏威夷當地時間上午7時50分開始,其所代表的,是79年前一個風和日麗的週日上午,日本帝國飛機展開攻擊的時間;造成2403名美國人民喪生、美軍太平洋艦隊遭重創,美國因而投入第二次世界大戰。

美軍太平洋艦隊司令、阿基里諾上將於致詞時表示,無論疫情如何肆虐,各位今天在場所看到的,是他們向二戰服役官兵致敬的決心;他強調,沒有任何事能阻擋他們。

據美國國防部代理部長米勒所發布的聲明,阿基里諾於上週四已獲川普總統提名,準備接任戴維森上將,成為美軍印太司令部司令。

-關鍵軍語-

※decimate:

To drastically reduce the strength or effectiveness of something.

※U.S. Pacific Fleet:

A theater-level component command of the U.S. Navy.

例句:

The U.S. Pacific Fleet encompasses 100 million square miles, more than half the Earth's surface, from the West Coast of the United States into the Indian Ocean.

美國太平洋艦隊涵蓋美國西岸到印度洋達1億平方海里的範圍,超過地表一半面積。