Skip to comments.Truman Deployment Cancelled
Posted on 02/06/2013 3:18:54 PM PST by RainMan
CVN 75, scheduled to deploy this week, cancelled.
The Pentagon this afternoon released a statement announcing the delay of the deployment of the USS Harry S. Truman and the USS Gettysburg.
The carriers were scheduled to leave Norfolk later this week.
Below is a portion of the released statement of Pentagon Press Secretary George Little:
"The secretary of defense has delayed the deployment of the USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75) and the USS Gettysburg (CG-64). "Facing budget uncertainty -- including a continuing resolution and the looming potential for across-the-board sequestration cuts -- the U.S. Navy made this request to the secretary and he approved. This prudent decision enables the U.S. Navy to maintain these ships to deploy on short notice in the event they are needed to respond to national security contingencies.
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The old “We’ll cut things people don’t want to see cut until they scream for tax hikes!”
Why did you change the title from “delayed” to cancelled?
BS. Now the Pentagon has become politicized.
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“When we lose the next war and an American boy is writhing in pain in the mud with a Japanese bayonet in his belly, I want the last words that he spits out in the form of a curse to be not against Douglas MacArthur but against Franklin Roosevelt.”
Posted earlier: USS Abraham Lincoln to be deactivated. Way to go, Obama!
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Wow!!!!! Very surprising. However they say postpone, not cancelled. Big difference especially for the Sailors....LOL
This is nothing more than the Pentagon yanking CONgresses short-hairies to keep the money spigot flowing. You can bet if that carrier is suddenly needed on station, it'll be out of Norfolk so fast your head will spin.
Oh, and it gives tragedy TV more fake drama to divert the sheep.
The buck stops here...
Whatever happened to the days when it was nobody's G.D. business where navy ships were, or weren't?
I was of the impression the Abe was going in for it’s half-life refuelling.
AARGH! apostrophe abuse!
Because my boy is on the ship. They actually deployed 2 weeks ago then returned Monday. That alone was very weird. We spoke yesterday AM, and at that time he expected to be restarting the deployment on Friday. They already have the air wing on the ship, so you don’t “delay” with the planes on board. Now they will have to go back out to sea just so they can fly the planes back off the boat ... and no, they will not just let the planes sit there. When the ship is in port, the planes are on land. This is absolutely non-trivial, but like most things, it is being ignored in the media.
Part of the cuts includes the money that was to be used to refuel Abe.
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