If, if if, Rogue. If my aunt had balls, she's be my uncle. AV-8 Harriers can only carry one pilot, no seals. And if the US has eight of those, where were they? Well, Rogue, even if you have 50 of them, they cannot be all over the map.<quoted text>
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By the way, we too have eight small carriers which are Wasp-class amphibious assault ships and then normally carry only SIX AV-8 Harriers! But I don't think any where in the area at the time.
They would have just a few Harriers but could also carry a SEAL team and they also have the helicopters to deploy them.
But Obama has cut back on deployments and training so he can divert money to his social programs.
Also, the Wasp-class ships are 40,000 tones and we need ones that are closer to 75,000 tons.
Social programs vs military? You'd put the military ahead of health care, pensions, social security, education and other programs? What will you have left to protect? As it is, the US defence budget is bigger than that of Russia, China and the UK combined. How much do you need? How do all those armaments prevent and defeat the biggest threat of them all, terrorism? Who you gonna attack with all those weapons? Big arsenals used to impress rogue states. No more.