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U.S. Navy Expects to Base Ships in Singapore
AFP ^ | 12/17/11 | SHAUN TANDON

Posted on 12/18/2011 3:12:25 PM PST by TigerLikesRooster

U.S. Navy Expects to Base Ships in Singapore

By SHAUN TANDON, Agence France-Presse

Published: 17 Dec 2011 13:04

WASHINGTON - The United States, facing a rising China but a tighter budget, expects to station several combat ships in Singapore and may step up deployments to the Philippines and Thailand, a naval officer said.

The United States has been increasingly vocal about defending freedom of navigation in the South China Sea, where tensions over territorial disputes between Beijing and Southeast Asian nations have been on the rise. Related Topics

In an academic article forecasting the shape of the U.S. Navy in 2025, Adm. Jonathan Greenert, chief of naval operations, wrote that "we will station several of our newest littoral combat ships" in Singapore

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: cheapnookie; coolies; navalbase; navy; seasia; sexychicks; singapore; yellowslaves
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1 posted on 12/18/2011 3:12:32 PM PST by TigerLikesRooster
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Better fortify the Straits of Johore...


2 posted on 12/18/2011 3:14:44 PM PST by Jim Noble ("The Germans: At your feet, or at your throat" - Winston Churchill)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Why?


3 posted on 12/18/2011 3:15:17 PM PST by Chickensoup (In the 20th century 200 million people were killed by their own governments.)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

What a waste of resources. We should have pulled our military out of Asia and Europe decades ago.

The middle east is where the focus should be.


4 posted on 12/18/2011 3:20:02 PM PST by sadponies
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To: Chickensoup
Good location from which to block Chinese export container ships when the trade war begins.

:D

BUY AMERICAN


5 posted on 12/18/2011 3:20:52 PM PST by Cringing Negativism Network ("FREE TRADERS": Self-loathing Americans)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

Just dont let them in our harbors.

Foolish to be there. Let China police their own waters.


6 posted on 12/18/2011 3:28:53 PM PST by Chickensoup (In the 20th century 200 million people were killed by their own governments.)
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To: Chickensoup

Singapore is China’s waters?

O Rly?


7 posted on 12/18/2011 3:30:03 PM PST by Cringing Negativism Network ("FREE TRADERS": Self-loathing Americans)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Hussein gonna give more secrets to Muslims?


8 posted on 12/18/2011 3:32:18 PM PST by Recovering_Democrat
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To: TigerLikesRooster

We should send Prince of Wales and Repulse...


9 posted on 12/18/2011 3:32:58 PM PST by henkster (Obama regime mission statement: "Find the people working, and stop them!")
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

Agree !

http://cdnapi.kaltura.com/index.php/kwidget/wid/0_04vzdsr5/uiconf_id/5590821

ABC news of an entire house built with USA made material


10 posted on 12/18/2011 3:37:12 PM PST by maine yankee (I got my Governor at 'Marden's')
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Remember the Repulse and the Prince of Wales...


11 posted on 12/18/2011 3:39:07 PM PST by Happy Rain ('The GOP establishment thinks a conservative can't win--Liberal Democrats KNOW conservatives win.)
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To: maine yankee

I was in Home Depot last week.

I think the only thing from America in the entire store, was some of the lumber.

We are giving away America’s skills and industry. It’s got to stop.

Industry = strength.


12 posted on 12/18/2011 3:39:15 PM PST by Cringing Negativism Network ("FREE TRADERS": Self-loathing Americans)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

how about BUILD AMERICAN

exporting the manufacturing and assembly to another country has hollowed out our financial base (as a percentage of every purchase ends up overseas)


13 posted on 12/18/2011 3:45:53 PM PST by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

No but if they are using it as a base to patrol China’s watters...


14 posted on 12/18/2011 3:56:43 PM PST by Chickensoup (In the 20th century 200 million people were killed by their own governments.)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

You Think?

Why make such an allegation without solid proof. The fact is, you are wrong


15 posted on 12/18/2011 4:01:11 PM PST by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 ..... Crucifixion is coming)
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To: bert

It was a generalization. I’ll say the same about Wal-Mart.

Same with Pep Boys.

Almost all power tools are now made in China.

Heck, most tools.

Seriously. If you don’t think so, you aren’t looking.


16 posted on 12/18/2011 4:05:35 PM PST by Cringing Negativism Network ("FREE TRADERS": Self-loathing Americans)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network
Singapore is China’s waters?

I'm sure they think so.

17 posted on 12/18/2011 4:10:59 PM PST by skeeter
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To: Jim Noble

It was the brits Gibralter of the Orient.
It took many, many, hours for the brits to surrender it.


18 posted on 12/18/2011 4:24:16 PM PST by nkycincinnatikid
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To: Chickensoup

It will be to protect Singapore et al and to replace Subic Bay.

Singapore and Dubai are the two mot important cities for trade in the non China east


19 posted on 12/18/2011 4:30:43 PM PST by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 ..... Crucifixion is coming)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

“The United States has been increasingly vocal about defending freedom of navigation in the South China Sea...”

At the same time we are shrinking our navy into insignificance.

Talk loudly and carry a little twig. Way to go, Obamination.


20 posted on 12/18/2011 4:57:01 PM PST by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

“we will station several of our newest littoral combat ships”

Jesus,,are we out to intimidate the whole region? Those Littoral ships are packing a single 57mm gun each. Thats 2.25 inches of hot steel. And the USN is recommending the Griffon missile be added too! THAT beast launches a 13 pound warhead 3.5 miles. I hate to see us put that kind of raw raw firepower out there in China’s face.
And that LCS is even able to operate briefly out of sight of land.
This is just crazy power. In the past,, it would have only been entrusted to places like,,,, Ecuador.

An M1 tank has more firepower than this dog of a “warship”.


21 posted on 12/18/2011 5:00:07 PM PST by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

“we will station several of our newest littoral combat ships”

Jesus,,are we out to intimidate the whole region? Those Littoral ships are packing a single 57mm gun each. Thats 2.25 inches of hot steel. And the USN is recommending the Griffon missile be added too! THAT beast launches a 13 pound warhead 3.5 miles. I hate to see us put that kind of raw raw firepower out there in China’s face.
And that LCS is even able to operate briefly out of sight of land.
This is just crazy power. In the past,, it would have only been entrusted to places like,,,, Ecuador.

An M1 tank has more firepower than this dog of a “warship”.


22 posted on 12/18/2011 5:02:00 PM PST by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

“we will station several of our newest littoral combat ships”

Jesus,,are we out to intimidate the whole region? Those Littoral ships are packing a single 57mm gun each. Thats 2.25 inches of hot steel. And the USN is recommending the Griffon missile be added too! THAT beast launches a 13 pound warhead 3.5 miles. I hate to see us put that kind of raw raw firepower out there in China’s face.
And that LCS is even able to operate briefly out of sight of land.
This is just crazy power. In the past,, it would have only been entrusted to places like,,,, Ecuador.

An M1 tank has more firepower than this dog of a “warship”.


23 posted on 12/18/2011 5:04:28 PM PST by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office)
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To: DesertRhino

We just nneto add that 200 fathom fording kit.


24 posted on 12/18/2011 5:09:30 PM PST by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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To: Cvengr

Littoral combat ships arent supposed to be out that far. BUT im working on it. Maybe just mount an M1 turret on an LCS and double it’s firepower. And we could build the turret out of aluminum. That way, the weight of a tank turret won’t overstrain the fragile hull of an LCS. Besides, nothing else on the LCS is armored!


25 posted on 12/18/2011 5:17:13 PM PST by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office)
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To: Happy Rain
Remember the Repulse and the Prince of Wales...

These are LCSes we're talking about. Think "Panay", not Repulse or PoW...
26 posted on 12/18/2011 5:21:20 PM PST by tanknetter
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks TigerLikesRooster.


27 posted on 12/18/2011 5:28:52 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Merry Christmas, Happy New Year! May 2013 be even Happier!)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

The crews will need to be educated on behaviour expectations while in Singapore on shore leave, and then reminded several times over and over.


28 posted on 12/18/2011 5:33:57 PM PST by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: DesertRhino

Unfortunately very, very, true.


29 posted on 12/18/2011 5:38:33 PM PST by gura (If Allah is so great, why does he need fat sexually confused fanboys to do his dirty work? -iowahawk)
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To: DTogo

Yeah, we don’t want to see US sailors flogged by a whip due to some altercations.


30 posted on 12/18/2011 5:51:09 PM PST by TigerLikesRooster (The way to crush the bourgeois is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation)
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To: bert

So let them protect themselves.


31 posted on 12/18/2011 5:53:14 PM PST by Chickensoup (In the 20th century 200 million people were killed by their own governments.)
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To: Chickensoup

You apparently don’t understand the world. We need the pacific rim and they need us. We also need the gulf Arab states. That is Singapore and Dubai. It is in our interest to maintain a naval presence in these trade lanes to assure the continuation of trade.

Isolationists are detrimental to the growth and health of American business and trade


32 posted on 12/18/2011 6:24:57 PM PST by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 ..... Crucifixion is coming)
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To: bert

We do not have “trade”.

We have buying.


33 posted on 12/18/2011 6:25:32 PM PST by Cringing Negativism Network ("FREE TRADERS": Self-loathing Americans)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

You have no clue about what you speak. We have tremendous exports. They drive the American economy. People here don’t know that and deny it even if they do.


34 posted on 12/18/2011 6:27:51 PM PST by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 ..... Crucifixion is coming)
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To: bert

You I think, haven’t actually been shopping in the last decade.

We buy stuff.

That’s about it. All we sell is farm goods. Which does nothing for America except make our food more expensive.


35 posted on 12/18/2011 6:37:26 PM PST by Cringing Negativism Network ("FREE TRADERS": Self-loathing Americans)
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To: DTogo

My ship got to go on liberty in 1972 in Singapore. We had just spent over a month on the gunline providing gun fire support for ground troops in Vietnam.

Even in 1972 we were given the liberty talk about how to act in Singapore. Littering in Singapore could get you jail time and don’t even think about drugs. Singapore was my favorite liberty city, even better than Hong Kong.


36 posted on 12/18/2011 6:46:19 PM PST by longhorn too
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To: Chickensoup

China is a long way from Singapore...should we get out of Guam also?


37 posted on 12/18/2011 6:57:40 PM PST by cookcounty (2012 choice: It's the Tea Party or the Slumber Party.)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network
"I think the only thing from America in the entire store, was some of the lumber."

Nope. That comes from Canada now.

38 posted on 12/18/2011 6:59:05 PM PST by cookcounty (2012 choice: It's the Tea Party or the Slumber Party.)
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To: Chickensoup
Foolish to be there. Let China police their own waters.

China's waters are a thousand-or-so miles away from Singapore -- on the other side of Malaya and Viet Nam.

39 posted on 12/18/2011 7:06:28 PM PST by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA: Ignorance On Parade)
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To: Chickensoup

Thanks for dropping by, Congressman Paul!


40 posted on 12/18/2011 7:08:51 PM PST by denydenydeny (The more a system is all about equality in theory the more it's an aristocracy in practice.)
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To: okie01

Sorry, confused it with Hong Kong,

mea culpa, mea culpa, solo mea culpa


41 posted on 12/18/2011 7:11:05 PM PST by Chickensoup (In the 20th century 200 million people were killed by their own governments.)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

Like I said. You have no clue about what you post.

We export all kinds of stuff made in America. Were it not for export trade and the jobs provided we would be really on our ass.


42 posted on 12/18/2011 7:17:53 PM PST by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 ..... Crucifixion is coming)
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To: TigerLikesRooster
"we will station several of our newest littoral combat ships" in Singapore.

LCS is a worthless POS. The Chicoms are quaking in their boots...not.

43 posted on 12/18/2011 11:27:42 PM PST by GATOR NAVY ("The bigger the government, the smaller the citizen." -Dennis Prager)
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To: GATOR NAVY

It’s “Come and hit me if you dare” move. Because there is entire CBG behind those ships.


44 posted on 12/18/2011 11:29:53 PM PST by TigerLikesRooster (The way to crush the bourgeois is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation)
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To: denydenydeny

Any time, sweetheart.


45 posted on 12/19/2011 5:49:56 AM PST by Chickensoup (In the 20th century 200 million people were killed by their own governments.)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network
That’s about it. All we sell is farm goods.

You need to tell Boeing, Ford, McDonalds, Microsoft and Apple this.

46 posted on 12/19/2011 6:19:48 AM PST by The Theophilus (Obama's Key to win 2012: Ban Haloperidol)
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To: The Theophilus

You sure you want to offer Apple as an example of American manufacturing/exporting vis a vis China?

Really? Apple?

Are you series?


47 posted on 12/19/2011 6:22:38 AM PST by Cringing Negativism Network ("FREE TRADERS": Self-loathing Americans)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

AMERICAN exports of goods rose 21 percent in 2010 to $1.28 trillion.

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/12/business/economy/12charts.html


48 posted on 12/19/2011 7:39:37 AM PST by SoCal Pubbie
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

Yes Apple. the design and software are US, as is everything
except the labor to make the devices. The major value is in
the brand, software, design, and management of production and supply chain.

Hardly anything in this space is made totally in one country anymore. Multinational teams collaborate on everything.


49 posted on 12/19/2011 8:01:36 AM PST by RitchieAprile
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To: Cringing Negativism Network
Really? Apple?

The processor for the Apple iPad/iPod is made right here in Austin, TX

There is an impressive eco-system of developers and software products that exist because of an OS, tools and marketing mechanism produced by Apple, Google and Microsoft. So while not 100% of a given Apple Product isn't made in the US, there exists billions in exports due to the footprint of these giants.

50 posted on 12/19/2011 9:41:17 AM PST by The Theophilus (Obama's Key to win 2012: Ban Haloperidol)
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