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Obama's 'Battleship' Argument Has Holes in its Hull

PatV Wrote: Oct 26, 2012 12:18 PM
What most American's (and Obama) don't know is the the world wide committments for our Navy have not diminished, which has extended Carrier and LHD deployments beyond the what used to be normal 6 month deployments. When we lose Enterprise, we are down to 10 CVN's to meet our committments. The navy is being stretched thin. A one carrier presence (including escorts) in an area of the world ties up 2. That is because while on deployment, the next carrier strike group is undergoing its training cycle to relieve. Sufficient Quantity is a form of Quality.

In the third and final debate, Barack Obama scored huge points with the media, college kids and die-hard liberals -- in other words, his base -- when he mocked Mitt Romney's concern about our historically small Navy.

"But I think Governor Romney maybe hasn't spent enough time looking at how our military works," the president said. "You -- you mentioned the Navy, for example, and that we have fewer ships than we did in 1916. Well, Governor, we also have fewer horses and bayonets because the nature of our military's changed. We have these things called aircraft carriers where planes...