From the United States Naval Institute:
Navy: Lincoln Refueling Delayed, Will Hurt Carrier Readiness
The U.S. Navy will delay the refueling of the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) for an unknown period because of the uncertain fiscal environment due to the ongoing legislative struggle, the service told Congress in a Friday message obtained by USNI News.
A bit more:
Rep. J. Randy Forbes (R-Va.) chairman of the House Armed Services Seapower subcommittee released a statement denouncing the need for decision.
Forbes called the delay, “another example of how these reckless and irresponsible defense cuts in Washington will have a long-term impact on the Navy’s ability to perform its missions. Not only will the Lincoln be delayed in returning to the Fleet, but this decision will also affect the USS Enterprise (CVN-65) defueling, the USS George Washington (CVN-73) RCOH, and future carrier readiness.”
The move by the navy is the second this week involving funding for carriers. On Wednesday it announced it would delay the deployment of the USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75) to the Middle East do to the ongoing budget strife bringing the total number of carriers in U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) to one until funding normalizes.
Bit by bit, Obama is emasculating our armed forces. This should not be done at this time in history. Over 1,300 comments including this one:
Obama doesn't show “poor leadership.” He shows no leadership, in the sense you, I and tens of millions of others recognize leadership to be.
He really appears to be Nero Re-Incarnate. Chasing homosexual agenda, chasing the red herring of so-called gun control, chasing or rather aggravating illegal-alien immigration, whatever else — all while our Republic's economy and security deteriorate.
He, the Democrat-liberal-leftist-progressive Party, the Obamamedia and all those who voted for and support him constitute the clearest and most present danger to our country.
What he said…Posted by DaveH at February 10, 2013 01:10 PM