View Full Version : U.S. won't have aircraft carrier in Persian Gulf for at least 2 months

08-06-2015, 08:27 AM
By Barbara Starr (http://www.cnn.com/profiles/barbara-starr-profile), CNN Pentagon Correspondent
Updated 7:46 AM ET, Thu August 6, 2015

Washington (CNN) The U.S. Navy will not be able to keep an aircraft carrier (http://www.cnn.com/2013/08/09/us/u-s-aircraft-carriers-fast-facts/index.html)in the Persian Gulf for much of the fall season, according to a Navy official.

The official said that's because the Navy has to schedule needed maintenance after years of extended deployments and because of reduced spending due to mandatory budget cuts.

While there have been so-called "carrier gaps" in the Persian Gulf before, this one will leave the Navy without the presence of a high-profile aircraft carrier just as a proposed nuclear deal with Iran is at center stage. It also comes as Iranian naval forces have conducted low-level harassment of U.S. and other shipping in the region.

This is something to be worried about. Unless you're a fearless
leader like oBAMA.

LINK (http://www.cnn.com/2015/08/05/politics/no-aircraft-carrier-persian-gulf-iran/index.html)

08-06-2015, 09:13 AM
This is what our once proud 600 ship Navy is being reduced to having to do:

CNN) — The U.S. Navy doesn’t just do stuff “for fun,” says the command master chief of the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan, but what 30% of the ship’s crew will be up to over the next year or so can at least be termed pretty cool. And it will certainly be unprecedented.

Some 1,200 of the Reagan’s crew will be executing what the Navy calls a three-hull swap, serving aboard three different carriers in one tour of duty as the service juggles assets to meet mission requirements.


08-06-2015, 09:37 AM
Why don't we just cut through the crap and send Iran the missiles to destroy Israel?

08-06-2015, 09:45 AM
Why don't we just cut through the crap and send Iran the missiles to destroy Israel?

Because the Russians beat us to it.