Romney plans Navy buildup

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    Romney plans Navy buildup

    By Michael Hoffman Tuesday, October 9th, 2012 12:49 am

    Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney wants to buy three more submarines over the next three years as part of his plan to boost shipbuilding to 15 ships per year, he said Monday in a speech at the Virginia Military Institute.

    Romney also plans to add an 11th aircraft carrier wing, build more Marine Corps amphibious ships, F/A-18 Super Hornets, a missile defense ship and a frigate.

    The Republican spoke in detail about his plans to grow the Navy while adding few details about the other services in his speech to VMI Keydets billed as a national security address. Chris Cavas, Defense News’ naval ace, broke the story of Romney’s naval plans following an interview with John Lehman, a top Romney national security adviser and former Navy secretary.


    On the campaign trail, Romney has promised to build up the Navy fleet to 350 ships by increasing annual shipbuilding from nine to 15 vessels. Until Monday, he had not provided details to what he wanted to build.

    The Pentagon is preparing for a potential $500 billion cut to planned defense spending over the next decade should Congress not reach a compromise by Jan. 2 to avoid sequestration. Romney has placed blame on Obama for not showing more leadership toward ending the cuts.

    Romney explained how he’d more actively use the American military to influence events in the Middle East during his speech Monday. He said increasing the Pentagon’s budget is part of that as a strong military prevents war.

    Romney criticized Obama for his handling of the attack on the U.S. consulate in Libya. He said it was wrong for the president to blame the attack at first on an anti-Islamic You tube video that unleashed large scale protests across the Middle East.

    “This latest assault cannot be blamed on a reprehensible video insulting Islam, despite the administration’s attempts to convince us of that for so long,” Romney said.


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    If you are obama. Hypothetically stand in obama's shoes.

    You have just seen what happened in an underprotected consulate in Libya. Take away the reinforcements, take away the bullets and hand security over to Al Quaeda.

    If you were obama, wouldn't you want this success repeated on a global scale?
     
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    He's quite the "Commander-in-Chief" isn't he. :cool:
     
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    does he plan on paying for it?
     
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    If the Chinese won't, the Fed will buy the debt. No prob.




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    The same people who think we don't have enough money to pay for a strong military also think that the police unions need more money and their work is priceless.

    We can pay for a strong military by eliminating wasteful spending on PBS, NPR, Planned Parenthood, the National Endownment for the Arts and Humanities. What could we pay for IF we weren't paying for the arrgula that children are thowing into school lunchroom trashcans?
     
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    Why? Why in he fuck would we spend billions to build up a conventional military set in a post conventional war world where they aren't needed?

    Other than to pump the defense industry welfare machine, it makes no sense.
     
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    are you this stupid in real life?
     
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    You had to ask? :lol:
     
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    it was a rhetorical question.
     

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