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Leon Panetta: US to deploy 60% of navy fleet to Pacific
BBC ^ | 06/02/12

Posted on 06/02/2012 3:40:54 AM PDT by TigerLikesRooster

2 June 2012 Last updated at 03:54 GMT

Leon Panetta: US to deploy 60% of navy fleet to Pacific

The US is planning to move the majority of its warships to the Asia-Pacific region by 2020, Defence Secretary Leon Panetta has revealed.

He said that by 2020 about 60% of the US fleet would be deployed there, in the clearest indication yet of the new US strategy in Asia.

Mr Panetta told a regional security meeting in Singapore that the shift was not aiming to contain Chinese power.

Beijing has indicated it is unhappy with the US boosting its presence.

Last November, President Barack Obama announced that the Asia-Pacific region was a "top priority" of US security policy

(Excerpt) Read more at bbc.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: china; usnavy

1 posted on 06/02/2012 3:41:10 AM PDT by TigerLikesRooster
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To: TigerLikesRooster; AmericanInTokyo; Steel Wolf; nuconvert; MizSterious; nw_arizona_granny; ...

P!


2 posted on 06/02/2012 3:43:08 AM PDT by TigerLikesRooster (The way to crush the bourgeois is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Bad news for East Coast shipyards and naval air stations.


3 posted on 06/02/2012 3:44:41 AM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Time to deploy Peon Lanetta to Pluto.


4 posted on 06/02/2012 3:45:37 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (If you like lying Socialist dirtbags, you'll love Slick Willard)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Thw way things are going that will be 6 ships to the Pacific, leaving the remaining 4 in the Atlantic ...


5 posted on 06/02/2012 4:03:33 AM PDT by PIF (They came for me and mine ... now it is your turn ...)
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To: PIF
Thw way things are going that will be 6 ships to the Pacific, leaving the remaining 4 in the Atlantic ...

All crewed by faggots and splittails.

6 posted on 06/02/2012 4:05:15 AM PDT by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Damn Nixon and Kissinger for opening up China to the USA


7 posted on 06/02/2012 4:22:20 AM PDT by uncbob
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Something must be in the works for the atlantic so we are unprepared


8 posted on 06/02/2012 4:25:58 AM PDT by ronnie raygun (B B)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Something must be in the works for the atlantic so we are deliberatley unprepared


9 posted on 06/02/2012 4:26:30 AM PDT by ronnie raygun (B B)
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To: TigerLikesRooster
WTF
Peternose what are you and the idiot doing?
10 posted on 06/02/2012 4:27:53 AM PDT by DeaconRed (My vote in Nov will be dictated by my extreme hatred for ZERO and what he is doing to our country.)
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To: ronnie raygun
This is a good thing. China wants blue-water capability but is still far from getting it. We must keep them in check.
11 posted on 06/02/2012 4:32:50 AM PDT by moonshot925
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To: TigerLikesRooster
Great !

Base some of them in Kaoshiung Taiwan. I can have a USA Sailors bar opened there in 3 months!
12 posted on 06/02/2012 4:35:27 AM PDT by Tainan (Cogito, ergo conservatus sum)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

like LBJ...this doooooosh will tell our enemies our plans.

what a maroon.


13 posted on 06/02/2012 4:45:41 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: Tainan

“Bar”? Surely, you don’t mean a drinking bar, since drinking is heavily, heavily frowned upon in this Navy.


14 posted on 06/02/2012 4:46:46 AM PDT by ryan71
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To: uncbob
Damn Nixon and Kissinger for opening up China to the USA

wage and price freeze Nixon was no conservative....he was a pompous a$$.

15 posted on 06/02/2012 4:48:40 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: Timber Rattler

Good news for naval shipyards and air stations in the reliably liberal states of California, Oregon, Washington, and Hawaii. Coincidence?


16 posted on 06/02/2012 4:53:48 AM PDT by Pollster1 (A boy becomes a man when a man is needed - John Steinbeck)
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To: uncbob
Damn Nixon and Kissinger for opening up China to the USA

: There is an old Vulcan proverb: only Nixon could go to China.

17 posted on 06/02/2012 4:56:03 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: fieldmarshaldj
get rid of this bunch people.....get rid of bamey and holder and panneta too....

is this a signal that we're going to abandon Israel and Europe...allow Iran to take over?....

18 posted on 06/02/2012 4:56:39 AM PDT by cherry
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Greatest threat to US/Western civilization is in Middle East.

So the marxist-mooslum orders majority of fleet to Pacific.

Comrade obozo is the most dangerous, anti-American person to occupy OUR house!


19 posted on 06/02/2012 4:59:19 AM PDT by newfreep (Breitbart sent me...)
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To: TigerLikesRooster
Leon Panetta: US to deploy 60% of navy fleet to Pacific

Now that the Muslim-Sympatizer-In-The-White-House has decided to let the
radical Islamists roll over Aghanistan, the entire mid-east, Africa and Europe.
No reason to let our military get in the way of the new caliphate.

Barack Obama: The Muslim call to prayer (that says allah is supreme,
there is no god but allah) was "one of the sweetest sounds on Earth"

(Barack Obama dressed as a Somali elder during his 2006 visit to Kenya)


20 posted on 06/02/2012 5:33:24 AM PDT by Iron Munro (If you want total security go to prison. The only thing lacking is freedom. D. D. Eisenhower)
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To: moonshot925
"This is a good thing. China wants blue-water capability but is still far from getting it. We must keep them in check."

Why do I have a hard time believing that this admin would do anything that benefits the U.S. and constrains china?

21 posted on 06/02/2012 5:46:04 AM PDT by Flag_This (Real presidents don't bow.)
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To: Flag_This

That’s a rhetorical question, right?


22 posted on 06/02/2012 5:56:46 AM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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In search of enemies.....


23 posted on 06/02/2012 6:18:36 AM PDT by Godwin1
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To: central_va

Come to think of it, if I were a fag or a split-tail, there is no place I’d rather be than cooped up with a bunch of horny sailors for months at a time.


24 posted on 06/02/2012 6:22:15 AM PDT by csmusaret (I will give Obama credit for one thing- he is living proof that familiarity breeds contempt.)
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To: Vaquero

You forgot his wonderful DETENTE


25 posted on 06/02/2012 6:49:45 AM PDT by uncbob
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To: central_va
All crewed by faggots...

Perfect homeport would be San Fransicko!

26 posted on 06/02/2012 7:29:54 AM PDT by QT3.14 (Never Argue With A LIBERAL...They Will Drag You Down To Their Level, Then Beat You With Experience!)
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To: DeaconRed

Following UN orders


27 posted on 06/02/2012 7:45:02 AM PDT by opentalk
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To: TigerLikesRooster
By 2020? At the rate we're going, which half of the remaining carrier would "60% of the US fleet" add up to?
28 posted on 06/02/2012 8:27:54 AM PDT by GBA (To understand what is happening to America and why, read The Harbinger by Jonathan Cahn)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

If it was up to me, I wouldn’t tell ANYONE where ANY of the ships are.


29 posted on 06/02/2012 8:31:39 AM PDT by Dartman
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To: Dartman
If it was up to me, I wouldn’t tell ANYONE where ANY of the ships are.


It's on Al Gore's Internet...

http://www.gonavy.jp/CVLocation.html

30 posted on 06/02/2012 9:14:09 AM PDT by az_gila
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To: TigerLikesRooster

too bad Subic Bay Naval Station was closed


31 posted on 06/02/2012 10:16:29 AM PDT by GreyFriar (Spearhead - 3rd Armored Division 75-78 & 83-87)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

He’s running far away from the Iranian troll, he wants to show the world that he has no “designs” on Iran, Syria and other third world havens. Obama won’t be around long enough to complete his destructive plans for America. This outrage is simply telling his friends that no worries, he’s pulling out and running away. How is that Treaty of the Sea thingy going? Just another move, under the table, he’ll sign and further destroy our national security. George Soros must be happy, after all he predicted the destruction of America.


32 posted on 06/02/2012 12:06:17 PM PDT by Rockiette (Democrats are not intelligent)
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To: central_va

Michelle Obama sponsors Navy’s first submarine with all-female crew
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2888877/posts


33 posted on 06/02/2012 12:33:24 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Ich habe keinen Konig aber Gott)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

—> 2020 WILL BE TOO LATE <—


34 posted on 06/02/2012 12:34:00 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Something may be up....Heard the large planes with the droning flying late last night. Usually hear them for several days in a row when someone in the world is about to get the shiite bombed out of them.

They fly from midnight till dawn every few minutes. Enough to keep a person awake all night. They may be cargo planes. OTOH saw one being refuled in midday that made a similar sound. Flying just above the tree line


35 posted on 06/02/2012 2:28:49 PM PDT by hoosiermama ( Obama: " born in Kenya."..Is he lying now or lying then?)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Leon Panetta: US to deploy 60% of navy fleet to Pacific


So we will have 2 ships in the Pacific?


36 posted on 06/02/2012 7:12:26 PM PDT by chessplayer
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To: Timber Rattler
Bad news for East Coast shipyards and naval air stations.

Tell me about it. I'm stationed at NS Mayport, Florida. That place is a freakin' ghost town these days. At least I don't have to fight base traffic driving to work in the morning though.

I'd not be at all surprised to see Mayport on the next BRAC list.

37 posted on 06/02/2012 7:18:54 PM PDT by Drew68 (I WILL vote to defeat Barack Hussein Obama!)
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To: uncbob

In truth, the USA was opened to China. It’s been a long, one-way street. Campaign money is where you find it.


38 posted on 06/02/2012 8:22:49 PM PDT by martian622 (The Revolution is being televised.)
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To: ryan71

““Bar”? Surely, you don’t mean a drinking bar, since drinking is heavily, heavily frowned upon in this Navy.”
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Absolutely, I am shocked, shocked I say that anyone would even suggest such a thing! As a proud former member of the crew of the USS Saratoga I can state unequivocally that sailors never drink and we don’t spend all our money foolishly while we are not drinking;>)


39 posted on 06/03/2012 4:56:14 PM PDT by RipSawyer
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To: RipSawyer

I think he meant a sushi bar. Ha!

“I spent most of my money on booze and women. The rest I wasted!”

Also a former carrier sailor.


40 posted on 06/04/2012 9:29:53 AM PDT by ryan71
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