It amazes me that those politicians, in uniform and in suits, fail to understand our history. What do I mean? We have and are in the process of decommissioning, scrapping, and scuttling every U.S. Navy ship that could be used in the defense of America. Good ships and submarines with tens of years left in their service life. First we decommissioned and scrapped the CGN class ships, when each of them had over 20 years of Nuclear fuel left!! Then the New Threat Upgrade Cruisers. Ships with weapons with far more capability than the AEGIS wonder ships. Don't believe me. We had to bring a Leahy class CG out of mothballs to do the ER AEGIS missile shoots because the famed AEGIS weapons systems did not have the range to track the missile! Then it was the Spruance class destroyers, most with vertical launch systems installed. Then the DDG 993 class ships with 2 MK 26 missile launchers and two MK 45 Guns, equipped with New Threat Upgrade. Then the first 5 AEGIS class ships because they had moving missile launchers. All of these ships have either been sunk, scrapped, or sold to a foreign nation. Then we removed the only offensive weapon on the Perry class FFG's, the MK 13 Missile launcher, capable of hitting an aircraft 40 miles away! They could also launch Harpoon anti-ship missiles. We have scrapped 20+ nuclear Attack Submarines, most equipped to shoot Tomahawk cruise missiles, and a large number of Fleet Ballistic Missile Subs. We struck ALL of the Iowa class Battleships after extensive, expensive, modernizations that made them as potent in today's world Navy as they were impenetrable.
What the hell is going on?!?! If a war does start with China, Iran, The Soviet Union, (yes they still exist, only the news media does not talk about them) Venezuela, or any group of bad guys allied together, what are we going to use? unmanned drones? They have to get there somehow. Control of the seas and a free sea lane is the DUTY of the nation's military and the U.S. Navy is the only military unit that can do this. China, the Soviet Union, Iran, are all building capable, offensive, long range, submarines. Do you thing they are building them for a new Disney ride? They are building to go to war, against us!! And not only did we decommissioning these valuable assets, we sunk, scrapped, or sold them for pennies! We did not even place them in mothballs for a future war!! Again, I ask, what the hell is going on. Have the politicians, in uniform and in suits, surrendered the United States to the enemy? Do they have a deal to hand over the keys of this great Nation to the next aggressor who shoot one missile. It appears so to me! I have no platform from which to sound the alarm, except this blog. Maybe someone of influence will read this and wake up. But, I doubt it. It seems the politicians have sealed our fate!!
I hate to say it, but just like the financial crisis caused by the liberals, progressives, and moderates, they have destroyed our great country. America is DONE! We have met the enemy and he is us!