US Navy Can’t get Men and Equipment to a Fight

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    USS Kearsarge (LHD 3)

    One of the biggest problems in keeping our military fit to fight is the desire to pay lots of money for fancy new war toys. The powers-to-be often forget that the most important part of winning a fight is to have up-to-date and viable support. It has long been known that it takes 4 people in support to give front-line warriors what it needs to win.

    Among the concerns is a rapidly aging Ready Reserve Force of 46 transport ships, which have an average age of 44 years. The Navy’s plans for extending the service life of the ships, such as procuring used vessels and devising a new construction strategy, have all failed to deliver, Wittman said.

    The steel is rotting,” retired Rear Adm. Mark Buzby, administrator of the Marine Administration, testified during the hearing.

    Much more of this @ 'Rotting' ships and aging tankers could compromise the military's ability to get to the fight, lawmakers warn

    And here’s another major problem.


    We don’t have enough pilots of fly our aircraft!


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    Major gaps in staffing levels in the Air Force Reserve and Air National Guard have existed since 2013, according to a study released in June by the U.S. Government Accountability Office.

    Special operations, bomber and fighter pilots were short by around 20 percent. Units focused on mobility and surveillance missions also experienced gaps, but to a lesser extent, according to the study.

    More @ Filling the cockpits: Grissom beefs up recruitment efforts to combat national pilot shortage
     
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    Your article is about the Ready Reserve Force but pictures an LHD which is NOT in any way related to the article.
     
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    Sounds like we need more Americans, more tax payers and more demand for our properties to raise the GDP.

    If only we knew where to get young vibrant citizens who were willing to work.
     
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    You think illegals from Mexico will become Americans and are going to have the skills to build ships?

    Over 70% of our own young vibrant citizens can't even join the military because of being too fat, drug addicts, or criminals!
     
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    Your article might have had a better affect if you hadn't shown an Air Force Tanker setup for strictly Air Force Birds in a Navy Article.
     
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    We give the military a fuckload of cash, so there's really no excuse for not being ready to do its job.
     
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    You realize that these ships are civilian operated, right?
     
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    It's the photo that came with the article.
     
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    Coincidence or conspiracy? Why are we engaging in so many foreign operations. We have a Common Defense clause not a general warfare clause nor a common Offense clause.
     
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    If they get something that simple completely wrong, what are the odds the other information is correct? Just sayin'!
     
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