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...
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First, I don´t recall that Romney ever said he wanted to up the DOD budget by two trillion. Only Hussein has said this. Second, the current DOD budget is a tad under 650 billion. Can you imagine the laughter if DOD requested a budget increase to 2.65 trillion? FOUR times what it now is operating on? No, of course DOD didn´t request it and I doubt that Romney proposed it, either.
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.
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