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wickowick
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BREAKING: Truman deployment cancelled

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WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. officials say that budget strains will force the Pentagon to cut its aircraft carrier presence in the Persian Gulf area from two carriers to one.
Officials say Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has formally approved a plan to keep just one carrier in the region. There have been two aircraft carrier groups there for most of the last two years.

The USS Dwight D. Eisenhower was in the Gulf but was brought home in December for maintenance. It will return later this month, but plans for the USS Harry S. Truman to deploy to the Gulf this week have been canceled.




double d
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Sitting duck


Zed
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Is there a reason we need two there?


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Seems like good news, no?


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Navytiger74
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National Security and policy implications aside, I can tell you that there are about 6000 people who are thrilled about this.


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wickowick
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Is there a reason we need two there?


the middle east has been a hot bed of activity for the last 20 years. I have no idea if one carrier is enough to do what is required...


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Sitting duck


or Decoy?


lsuroadie
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Good.




Cutting spending hurts at first...




Now...if we can just get dumbass to cut what really needs to be cut


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They need to hurry up and build the USS Barack Obama and deploy it.


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Sid in Lakeshore
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Sitting duck


One sitting duck >>> two sitting ducks


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WiskyMike
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Sweet please let's stop wasting money on this nonsense.


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Sid in Lakeshore
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CajunAngele


Limiting a pay increase does nto equal a pay cut.

Shrinking govt will hurt.


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Panetta To Recommend Troops Have Their Pay Cut



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Panetta will recommend to Congress that military salaries be limited to a 1% increase in 2014, instead of the previously recommended 1.7%.


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I have no idea if one carrier is enough to do what is required...
I don't really know either, but I would think one would be sufficient with all the planes they carry.


DvlsAdvocat
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Guess what folks, this needs to be just the tip of the iceberg in spending cuts. If "limiting a pay increase" and only deploying one aircraft carrier to steam around the Gulf instead of two is gonna cause such teeth gnashing, I can only imagine what real spending reform would look like.


Navytiger74
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The 2.0 carrier presence is primarily about (1) messaging to Iran and (1b) Having one carrier supporting OEF while another is in a position to sufficiently "pressurize" the gulf when desired.

And yes, the gulf is a pretty terrible operating environment for conventional Naval forces facing a small, fast, maneuverable asymetric threat.


Sid in Lakeshore
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this needs to be just the tip of the iceberg in spending cuts. If "limiting a pay increase" and only deploying one aircraft carrier to steam around the Gulf instead of two is gonna cause such teeth gnashing, I can only imagine what real spending reform would look like


Amen. Smaller govt is smaller govt.

It's not the right kind of smaller for the neocons so they nash their teeth and wring their hands over the "destruction of Murica".


Zed
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Having one carrier supporting OEF while another is in a position to sufficiently "pressurize" the gulf when desired.
Gotcha.
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And yes, the gulf is a pretty terrible operating environment for conventional Naval forces facing a small, fast, maneuverable asymetric threat.
Sea conditions?


Tigah in the ATL
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Troops Have Their Pay Cut
so now a pay raise is a cut?


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