Oh, my, the little “expert” is throwing up a smokescreen now to cover his retreat. Answer my question - do you have any idea how readiness is even measured? I’ll give you a little clue - we don’t give a rip about the crap you just posted. The ship sails, it operates, it fights, or it doesn’t. The rest is for amateurs. Like you.
Now answer my question regarding time in combat? Have you ever served under fire? Where? I assume you're a Dick Danzig/John Dalton "warrior" so I am just trying to get a feel for you knowledge of combat...because I know how much the surface navy has suffered against the Afghan and Iraqi navies.