Decommissioning the Enterprise

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    There are plenty of letters left in the alphabet number one.
     
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    Sad that they have to scrap it. The Enterprise is an historic ship. But they have no choice
     
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    There are a million technical reasons for taking an obsolete Aircraft Carrier out of commission. Funny how people become sentimental about a hunk of steel they never even saw.
     
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    I'd be more sentimental about the WW II ship. That one took a licking and kept on ticking. This ones main claim to fame is that it was the first nuclear carrier.
     
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    she did a tour in Nam when I was over there

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    she deserves better than the scrap heap
     
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    I hope the new one has this
    -Rail guns
    -Lasers
    -Can be ran by half the crew the last one did
    -Better defensive anti-air missiles, guns, etc.
    -Capable of carrying bomber drones like the x-53, x-47 and better
    -Maybe slightly bigger as this is the enterprise!

    Soon.
     
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    My uncle did two tours on the Enterprise in the 1960s.
     
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    Don't forget Warp Drive....and doors that go "shoosh........shoosh".
     
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