No US carriers were at sea for the past week. That hasn't happened since World War II

The aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson departs this week for a deployment, ending a week in which no U.S. Navy carriers were deployed. (Navy photo)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.

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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.

Totally agree with that accessment. There are a lot of people in DC that need to be brought up on charges of Treason, tried and if convicted, in my opinion, put in front of a firing squad. That way we don't waste any more tax payer money to support them in prison.

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!!!

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During an interview with Telemundo’s Jose Diaz-Balart, Biden forgot that Obamacare technically bans illegal aliens from enrolling in healthcare plans — although illegal aliens are still able to obtain subsidized and free healthcare at Americans’ expense — and promised that under his plan, all 11 to 22 million illegal aliens would be able to get Obamacare.

The exchange went as follows:

DIAZ-BALART: When I … NBC moderated that first debate with you, I didn’t … I don’t recall a clear answer, under your plan should … would the 11, 12 million undocumented immigrants that live in the United States, that have been here many for generations, would they have access …

BIDEN: Yes.

DIAZ-BALART: — to health insurance.

BIDEN: Yes, they … if they can buy into the system like everybody else.

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BIDEN: Yeah. Yeah, I know. Well they can, that’s my point. They continue to be able to do that.

DIAN-BALART: They cannot under the ObamaCare.

BIDEN: Well and that’s my point, they will though. They will be able to buy into … [illegal aliens] would be able to buy in, just like anyone else could.

Biden joins Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), and South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg — among other 2020 Democrats — in committing to forcing American taxpayers to pay for healthcare for illegal aliens who arrive in the U.S.

Already, due to loopholes, American taxpayers are spending nearly $20 billion every year to provide illegal aliens with subsidized healthcare, emergency room visits, and other health services.

Under the 2020 Democrats’ plan to provide taxpayer-funded healthcare to all illegal aliens living in the U.S., Americans would be billed potentially $660 billion every decade just to cover the costs. Other research has found that the plan would cost Americans at least $23 billion every year.

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Despite 2020 Democrats’ continued push for taxpayer-funded healthcare for illegal aliens, American voters are overwhelmingly opposed to the plan. The latest Wall Street Journal/NBC News survey revealed that the healthcare-for-illegal-aliens plan is the least popular policy position, with opposition from 62 percent of U.S. voters.

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