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Barack and Mitt: The War for the U.S. Navy Has Just Begun

DaneChile Wrote: Oct 24, 2012 9:45 PM
Didn´t you read the article? It discusses power projection in order to protect the vital choke-points. Can´t do that thirty miles off of Jacksonville.
same10 Wrote: Oct 25, 2012 7:43 AM
I think he's saying,
let those countries that are affected by trade in that area take care of their own backyard.
Monday night's final 2012 presidential election debate included a brief but fierce naval battle. The candidates exchanged close-combat broadsides over the size of the U.S. Navy, then fired provocative salvos in the direction of two complex subjects, the capabilities of modern weapons and the deleterious effects of funding cuts required by sequestration on the defense budget, especially planned ship-building programs.

Gov. Mitt Romney opened the engagement. "Our Navy is smaller now than at any time since 1917. The Navy said they needed 313 ships to carry out their mission. We're now under 285. We're headed down to the low 200s if...