January 16, 2012

The U.S. Navy's Real Carrier Fight

Neptunus Lex is wondering about our carriers:
Our current aircraft carrier force includes 11 big-deck flat tops, as mandated by Congress. The president’s pivot away from Europe and towards Asia and the Middle East envisions principally an air-sea dominance strategy, in which the carriers are Navy’s principal strike platforms.
So why is Navy quietly pushing to reduce the carrier footprint below that required by the law?
That's easy.

Obama wants one carrier permanently assigned to hosting NCAA basketball games and the other ten to pay for Obamacare.