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Stark Evidence of US,
British Naval Decline

American Thinker, by James G. Wiles

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Posted By:magnante, 1/6/2013 12:33:18 PM

Is it actually possible that, as you read this, the United States Navy has only one supercarrier battle group at sea? Read on - and be amazed. Look no farther than these two news items, both from today´s Sunday Times of London, to see the effect of two decades of shrinkage in the size of the United States Navy and the retreat of the Royal Navy from the high seas

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Grambo, 1/6/2013 12:52:03 PM     (No. 9101673)

At risk of a scolding from staff, let me repeat my reply on another post; when Obama is through with our military, he won’t need a Secretary of Defense.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: retiree, 1/6/2013 1:02:32 PM     (No. 9101685)

I believe what the previous poster said is accurate. Obama is determined to keep cutting our military. I always thought a strong military was our best defense.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Salt5792, 1/6/2013 1:22:30 PM     (No. 9101717)

Funds that formerly maintained our national defense are now being squandered on welfare payola.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: veritas, 1/6/2013 1:53:32 PM     (No. 9101761)

In the US, the gov´t has chosen to be the enemy of the Nation... and it´s principles.

Think about that.

And no, no other conclusion is supportable or rational.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: nascarfan, 1/6/2013 1:54:24 PM     (No. 9101763)

And most Democrats thought he won the debate because he insulted Mitt about the things called aircraft carriers.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: krause, 1/6/2013 2:05:35 PM     (No. 9101773)

On top of this, they want to disarm the citizens. Think about that.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: glcinpdx, 1/6/2013 2:13:14 PM     (No. 9101783)

As a former Naval Officer, I am ashamed, but not surprised where our Navy has ended up. Too much time spent on indoctrinating the troops in political correctness, overhauling the combatants to become co-ed high seas dorms. Fighting strength and efficiency take a back seat to political correctness and lawyers. Pity. We are going the way of the Roman Empire.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Spidey, 1/6/2013 2:23:29 PM     (No. 9101793)

If I´m not mistaken,Obama is going to go around the senate to disarm some of our nukes also,which have already fallen to neglect in the first place. Obama doesn´t like this country being a super pwer no matter what you´re talking about.

The left has always been obsessed with slashing the military to free up money for vote buying.

People are bashing Boehner but guess what,he´s the only person standing in the way of Obama looting the treasury for countless more billions.

Saw an article the other day that Obama owns 40% of thenational debt but they still blame Bush for it.

You have harry Reid saying sandy is worse than Katrina in order to get more pork through.I don´t know why we have to borrow more money to pay off flood insurance claims. If people want to live near the water they should contribute more to the fund.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Ribicon, 1/6/2013 2:43:10 PM     (No. 9101809)

With the privateers unconcerned with gay rights, ruinously expensive Great Green Fleet fuel boondoggles, suicidal "keep weapons unloaded until fired upon" rules of engagement, special accommodations for women, and all of the other top priorities of current military doctrine, they will provide far better protection than the "real" navies could.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: TXknitter, 1/6/2013 2:59:34 PM     (No. 9101827)

My NIL in Haworth, England married into a family of proud British military men. They sadly tell her that the only thing the English care to have military anything now is for "show." Good photos for the Princes, great for pageantry for the tourists. VERY true. Who would have thought...

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Pearson365, 1/6/2013 3:00:56 PM     (No. 9101828)

US Navy needs to transition from the super carrier with 65 aircraft, 5,600 personnel and 5-7 support warships to smaller, much more numerous drone ships with 150 to 250 drones of various sizes. Existing carrier task forces are far too expensive to operate while supporting too few planes for that expense. Unmanned drones have far greater over target capability, are stealthy, incredibly cheap in contrast to an F-18, don´t risk a pilot and can be controlled not from the ship but from Florida or the Pentagon. Drones have hastened the obsolescence of the carrier, but the Navy is still fighting an earlier war.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: GW_Rider, 1/6/2013 4:48:07 PM     (No. 9101952)

I used to think that our currency was backed by nothing of value. Recently I heard an opinion that our currency was backed by the free flow of oil. If you accept that as valid, what is the free flow of oil based on? The US military. I believe the evisceration of the military has been the goal of these criminals since the beginning.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: fljack, 1/6/2013 5:09:19 PM     (No. 9101980)

A wise man once said we no longer use horses and bayonets when questioned about US Naval decline.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: eoddad, 1/6/2013 8:46:29 PM     (No. 9102222)

#7 From another 30 year Navy man I could have not said it better. Where is the warrior ethos in the flag ranks of all our services? Gutless PC feminized, tail between their legs. If Obama stumbles us into a real war we stand a very good chance we WILL lose it. Anybody speak Chinese?

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