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Monday, January 23rd, 2017SUGGEST NEWS

US Navy update from LIGHTHAMMER
Posted by: Nebuchadnezzar on January 23rd, 2017 @ 4:26PM

US Navy update from LIGHTHAMMER

As of today, 205 ships in the water. Those ships are broken into 10 Battle Groups with a battle-group generally consisting of 1 Super Carrier, 2 Capital Ships, several destroyers (8-10), several subs (4-12) and a few Captial Ships, Destroyers and Subs placed under the command of the Carrier Group. It also notably consists of base defensive ships and non-battle-group commissioned subs. Here's the break down of the ships as they were deployed: - 2 Historical Ships (USS Constitution and USS Pueblo) - 50 Ships still in service from the 1980s. - 93 Ships still in service from the 1990s. - 40 ships still in service from the 2000s. - 22 Ships still in service from the 2010s. Almost *ALL* of the ships built in the 1980s are due to be decommissioned. Virtually all ships from that era have had standing orders to be decommissioned for a few years now. The ships from the 90s have anywhere between 5 years to 20 years depending on the ships class and purpose. That means, right there, 143 ships and practically aging out of combat. Thats 70% of the fleet. During Obama's time in office, only 24 ships went into service. 7 of those were destroyers based on the 1980s Arleigh Burke Class. 10 of the ships that went into service were small Shore Line frigates only intended as missile defense or scouting near the shore line. 6 Amphibious Subs intended for scouting were brought into service and just 1 high tech Destroyer (the USS Zumwalt) was brought into service. It's noteworthy that under Clinton, our Military Budget (the ENTIRE military budget) was just 8% GDI. Under Obama, it has ballooned into 32% GDI of our budget; and considering taxes have generally gone up under Obama, that GDI has stronger standing then under Clinton. What do we have to show for it? A fleet that is nearly aged out. In short, Obama squandered the military budget big time. If anyone wondered why some of Trump's first acts was to ride Boeing and Lockheed Martin in the Military Industrial Complex; this is why. These organizations had their run under Obama and Trump wanted to make it clear its not going to be that way under him. I would not be surprised if the F-35 was scaled back dramatically or canceled considering how bad of a plane it's shaping up to be and how much they cost. Here's a great video that briefly covers it:


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