At any given time the United States has an aircraft carrier deployed somewhere around the world, usually in a hot spot such as the Persian Gulf or the Western Pacific.
But for the first week of this year, for the first time since World War II, no U.S. aircraft carriers were deployed, anywhere, a Navy spokesman confirmed.
The USS Dwight D. Eisenhower had been in the Persian Gulf, contributing airpower to the counter-Islamic State campaign in Iraq and Syria. But it returned to its homeport of Norfolk, Va., on Dec. 30, after a seven-month deployment. And none of the Navy's nine other aircraft carriers was on deployment.
Which is why it appears Pentagon spokesman Peter Cook took the unusual step Thursday of announcing the "routine" deployment of the USS Carl Vinson to the Western Pacific.
The San Diego-based carrier strike group along with its escort ships "will conduct bilateral exercises in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region, to include anti-submarine warfare, maneuvering drills, gunnery exercises, and visit board, search and seizure subject-matter expert exchanges," according to Cook.
The unusual gap in carrier presence is due in part to longer-than-expected maintenance for the USS George H.W. Bush, which was supposed to take eight months, but ended up taking 13 months. The Navy blamed the delay on increased wear and tear that resulted from an extended deployment. If it had left when it was supposed to, it would have relieved the Eisenhower in the Gulf.
What happened to the Carrier Group in Japan off the Korean Coast? We have 10 active Carriers and a new CVN ready to deploy... making a total of 11 Carriers... Are they all in Norfolk, VA... are we setting ourselves up for another Pearl Harbor? Obama needs to be impeached and charged with high treason for a lot of reasons... previously list here and on a multitude of places on the net. What is Congress doing... are they all traitors?
IMHO...the answer is ...YES...they are all complicit..all COngress does is bloviate and have committees...they talk...no action....
The removal of the fraud and usurper barack hussein obama from office by way of impeachment hasn't happened for almost eight years . What makes you think the US Congress will impeach him now with days left on his second ILLEGAL term in office ? I know hope springs eternal but this is getting a little ridiculous !
Col. You KNOW the answer to that question.
YES, ALL OF THEM.
and 0 does want war. So does hitlery.
This smells very bad. Even before Pearl Harbor, the carriers in the Pacific were out to sea, and the Japanese were unable to destroy them. This period before White house changeover is loaded with potential confusion, and is very dangerous. Is Obama behind this? The USA has been weakened, nuclear proliferation is rampant, and the opportunity for an enemy to strike before Trump takes office will never be greater. On the other hand, we do still have a great capability in Aegis cruisers, submarines, and ICBMs. Nevertheless, the coming few months are fraught with great danger.
Continued obama's incompetence only this is with our national security this time....and many other times.
It is not incompetence Jerry... it may well be treason.
...not may well be...it is treason...in combination will many other failures that are likely planned failures.
Then there should be the entire US Congress standing in front of that firing squad ! Every single member of the US Congress takes an oath to the US Constitution. In 2009 and again in 2012 every single member of the US Congress ignored the oath they took to the US Constitution and allowed a fraud and usurper going by the name of barack hussein obama to ILLEGALLY take the oath of office .
It does fit the definition, "aid and comfort to our enemies."
Right on, Col. And what did we expect from a muslim who was bound and determined to destroy America.
Thank God, America woke up long enough to elect Trump. I just pray we weren't down so far we can stand her up again. And since, God is in control, I believe we are in the recovery room. I sure hope so!!!