A key part of the 1,000 ship Navy, if the US honors its commitments.
If US honors its commitment, that is a good one, jorge bush signed a peace agreement with daffy and daffy paid billions, then NATO and the united states honored the agreement.
posted on 11/01/2011 9:44:49 AM PDT
(Just another heartless American, hated by Perry and his fellow demorats.)
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Re: First, why a Nation of 186 Million Americans could produce the mighty Navy of Victory at Sea while our current population of over 300 Million is having trouble in reaching fewer than 300 ships is amazing.
Add some 16 million men and women who served in uniform during that period and it becomes even stranger!
Of course, more than 50 percent of those working back then paid income tax... and we didn't have Obama as President, 50 million on food stamps and 20 million illegal aliens being offered free welfare from HHS and protected by the DOJ--
posted on 11/01/2011 9:52:56 AM PDT
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posted on 11/01/2011 10:06:52 AM PDT
by Jeff Head
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posted on 11/01/2011 10:17:19 AM PDT
Currently, there is buzz that USN may mothball the USS George Washington and consequently the USN will lose an entire Carrier Battle Group.
I guess it was inevitable during these budgetary tough-times that the Navy would be talking about laying-up major combatant vessels pre-maturely.
posted on 11/01/2011 10:32:12 AM PDT
(You can safely ignore anything that precedes the word "But"...)
First, why a Nation of 186 Million Americans could produce the mighty Navy of Victory at Sea while our current population of over 300 Million is having trouble in reaching fewer than 300 ships is amazing. Nevertheless, Admiral Mullen is a serious man and is making a serious point about the need for allies and as the USMC saying goes good on em for trying.
IIRC our population was lower than that in WW2, like around 135 million. I was born in 1958, and I do not think we had even reached 186 million by then. Of course in WW2 we were the empire of production, based upon industries built by men who rose on their merits and produced things of value, with an economy that created wealth. Between 1965 and 1973 we transformed into the empire of consumption, with a financialized economy based upon the transfer and consumption of wealth. Not just by welfare slobs, but also due to a ruling class that rescues itself from the consequences of its own folly. Jon Corzine should have been ruined if Goldman-Sachs had been allowed to fail after betting the farm on Mexico. Instead his fellow Goldman-Sachs bottom feeder bailed out Mexico as Treasury Secretary. And of course now we see that Mr Corzine now has created the MF Global debacle. From each according to ability, to each according to need of a bailout from their folly.
posted on 11/01/2011 12:17:12 PM PDT
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posted on 11/01/2011 12:58:43 PM PDT
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from the article: "First, why a Nation of 186 Million Americans could produce the mighty Navy of Victory at Sea while our current population of over 300 Million is having trouble in reaching fewer than 300 ships is amazing."
First, US population in 1945 was not 186 million, but 132 million.
Second, no big mystery here -- well before December 7, 1941 the US had already begun to build up capacity and production levels of war material.
And most important: during WWII US military spending rose up to 42% of GDP in 1945.
Such levels could in no way be sustained indefinitely.
Today that number is around 5% of GDP, or roughly where it stood during 1941, before the attack on Pearl Harbor.
posted on 11/03/2011 2:18:24 PM PDT
(a little historical perspective....)
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