Skip to comments.Navy drops plans to repair fire-damaged USS Miami
Posted on 08/07/2013 6:25:58 AM PDT by Carbonsteel
The Navy has decided that it will not repair the nuclear-powered submarine USS Miami after concluding that the cost of repairing damage from a fire set by a civilian worker is more than it can afford due to mandated budget cuts.
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I wonder how Democrats will spin this.
I guess zer0 will sell it to Iran or Cuba or N Korea.
Democrats everywhere are celebrating.
Just put it ‘aside’ like Jimmah did with the B-1. Americans will square it all away once there is an American in the W.H. Again.
People we need to bring back US industry.
Thanks for forwarding this press release, Fox News.
The loss of a nuclear sub is bad, but just think how many Obama phones this frees up for the poor huddling masses. /s
Seriously though...the guy only got 17 years? His actions should’ve been considered treason, with justice provided at the end of a rope.
I wonder how Democrats will spin this.”
Democrats love it. They want to gut the military. What Democrats want strong is DHS to control the likes of us. It’s a decision they will sorely regret.
We are the United Socialist States of Detroit.
We are already behind the curve on maintaining our nuclear attack sub force at current levels with the new Virginia Class builds. Fixing the Miami is far cheaper than adding a new Virginia sub into the cycle at this point.
My guess is that what they plan is simply further reduce our overall number. Obama is allowing our naval strength to be overall reduced (and this is one vessel in that) as the Chinese continue to grow their Navy far, far more quickly
They’ll blame the sequester, which they’ve successfully blamed on the GOP.
It is a disgrace though. We’re running on fumes.
I'm missing how this relates to the article. Can you clarify?
I hope you're not laboring under the belief that the gop doesn't want that just as much as team blue.
It's the Republicans' fault for agreeing to the kenyan's sequester.
We need to support our defense industry.
Our economy has to be growing, to do so.
Right now we have sent so much industry to China, that China’s industry is growing. Not America’s.
We need to bring American industry back to America, and stop supporting China’s growth.
I hesitate to say “America first” because there is a bit of that which has connotations.
But America again.
We need to bring back US industry and re-build our manufacturing base.
China is aggressively growing.
We need to rebuild.
Can I assume this douchbag is democRAT?
I was a little bit miffed on reading this.
But, OTOH, a big fire like this that’s damaged metal and multiple systems... I think for our sailors’ sake, it might be better to salvage what can be salvaged and scrap the rest. I’m not sure I’d want to trust my life to a sub that had been repaired after a fire.
“I hope you’re not laboring under the belief that the gop doesn’t want that just as much as team blue.”
No, I don’t think that the GOP wants it as much. The reason being, the GOP isn’t that smart. The GOP is a confederation of self interested individuals, willing to do, say or support anything that improves their personal wealth.
The number of unknowns in this rebuild have to be incomprehensible. The unknown / unresolved / unknowable effects of fire on metallurgy would seem to be insurmountable.
17 years? He got 17 years for this? His life is not worth the price of the sub let alone the 7 injured. He needs to be snuffed.
I work for a company that does most of our work in China. What you said cannot be overstated. Our clients are aggressive Chinese capitalists. When they make a lot of money, the build more manufacturing facilities. Instead of hindering construction, as would happen in America, the government removes every obstacle to construction. Even if those obstacles are people’s houses.