I received some new numbers on U.S. Navy ship population today and I was shocked. We have 22 Cruisers, 11 Aircraft Carriers, 61 destroyers, 26 Frigates, and that's it as far as surface combatants!!! Now the non-combatant bean counters in Washington D.C. will tell you the LCS ships, the Mine Countermeasure ships, and the 31 Amphibious ships will count as surface combatants. They will also tell you the 47 Auxiliary ships count as Surface Combatant ships also. Well, since we only have one Tender, and no active duty replenishment ships, I want to know what the 47 Auxiliary ships are?! No matter how you cut it, we have 118 Surface Combatant ships in the U.S. Navy!!
I am so shocked to really see these numbers that I am almost at a loss for words. Nikita Krustoff said in the 1960's that; "America would destroy herself from within." He was right. We are presently completely unable to conduct sustained open water combat operations! We, therefore, are a second rate Navy and nation and NOT a world power.
Another frightening fact is, any major conflict with any formidable enemy, will either go nuclear very quickly or will end in our surrender. Either way we loose and Krustoff was right. The politicians, in uniform and in Brook's Brothers suits have defeated the United States. It is over before the first round is fired.
Like I said in my last post, it cannot be fixed. Our nation has lost it's way and we are now a defeated nation of victims
who only want their government check for doing nothing. I am sorry to bring you this news, but I thought some of you would want to know!
PS; I just want to ask the question. Did the world get smaller? Are there less miles of ocean to patrol? Is all the world our friend? The obvious answer is NO to all three questions. But if I am correct, then why do we have a much smaller Navy? Again, the answer is right before your eyes if you are brave enough to look at it. Open you eyes America.