Sunday, January 1, 2017

Has US Navy Lost Its Edge ???

Last weekend, when commenting on China's public demonstration of its one and only aircraft carrier, which China then proceeded to sail in close proximity to Taiwan to make a clear diplomatic "statement", we noted something tangentially troubling: "a quick look at the latest positioning of US aircraft carriers, amphibious ready groups, and other navies around the globe shows a gaping hole in the region of the East or South China Sea, and even in proximity to Japan, a place where the US navy traditionally has maintained at least one carrier group.

"In fact, according to Stratfor, the only active carrier group is USS Dwight D. Eisenhower CSG, conducting naval operations in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations in support of U.S. national security interests in Europe."

As it turned out, the Eisenhower carrier group was on its way back to dock in Norfolk, VA, which means that for the next several weeks, not only will there be no U.S. Navy aircraft carrier in the Middle East or the South China Sea, but as Fox News reports, "there will be no American aircraft carriers deployed at sea anywhere else in the world, despite a host of worldwide threats facing the United States."

The absence of a deployed U.S. Navy aircraft carrier, long seen as a symbol of American power projection, is noteworthy. According to Fox, it is believed to be the first time since World War II that at least one U.S. aircraft carrier has not been deployed.

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There are many possible reasons for this, including the following:

  • The Chinese and Russians may have chased us away;
  • The Navy may have run out of money; or
  • Obama ad-Dajjal may have decided to leave us defenseless on his way out the door.

It costs a lot of money to keep a big navy at sea. I'd be willing to bet the US Navy has shot its wad and can no longer afford to keep that many carrier strike groups (CSG) in service.

You can find the listing of "active" CSG here:

Q: Other than pouring our money into the sea while killing lots of innocent civilians, exactly what have these aircraft carriers been doing for We The People?

A: Not a damn thing.

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