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Response to Alcibiades (Reply #17)

Mon Feb 27, 2012, 02:14 PM

21. Because while we have 11,

there are NEVER 11 carriers at see at any one time. Check out the link: http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/ops/where.htm

There are 4 currently that are operationally ready/active, including the carrier forward deployed to Japan.
2 more are training up for their next deployment
1 just came back from deployment
4 more are in various stages of overhaul/upgrade

So if things truly hit the fan, figure at least 1-2 weeks to get the 2 carriers training up out to sea

Probably 2-4 more weeks to get 1 of the carriers just ending overhaul and the post deployment carrier back to sea.

The remaining 3 in overhaul would probably take several months or more, depending where they are in the overhaul/upgrade cycle, to get back into active service.

We have gone into at least 4 wars unprepared and often with obsolete equipment: Spanish-American War, WWI, WWII and Korea. It's almost a certainty that a lot of lives could have been saved if we could have invaded Normandy in 1943.

And as for the military being at Cold War levels, umm nope, all branches of the Armed Forces are at some of their lowest levels since before WWII.

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