Interesting, no where in the article did it say anything about "leaving us about 3 short" I assume you mean to imply the Navy being short about 3 aircraft carriers to fulfill its mission.<quoted text>
Cite your sources ...
They're going to retire the aircraft carrier Enterprise leaving us about 3 short ...
The article did mention though the Gerald Ford class carriers which are being built now, with plans for 10 of them
"There are several active online petitions to get hull number CVN-80, the third in the Navy's new Gerald Ford class of carriers, named the Enterprise. That ship is planned to be commissioned in 2021."
that's what you do, retire old ships and build more modern ships
here you can read up on them
again yet another misleading statement on your part. The article says nothing about Russia building more aircraft carriers<quoted text>
Meanwhile China and Russia are building carriers.
and you totally omit the fact that we are building a whole new class of Carriers, The Gerald Ford class....
Like the thousands of CHICKENHAWK republicans who never served in the military a day in their lives. Mitt Romney and his 5 sons are a classical example<quoted text>
Being a Vet I don't need you to tell me about cuts to our military personnel. I have healthcare ...now I get to help pay for all those that refuse to give anything back to their country ...not to mention the refuges pouring over our borders.
are you implying the Democrats started those wars????<quoted text>
Except for Lincoln, McKinley, Bush ...all our wars, and police actions were initiated while a Dem served as Commander in Chief. I did my time ...remember to keep your head down especially if you're an Anglo.
Have a nice day Comrade.
and here I thought the Japanese started the Pacific war by attacking
Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7 1941
and that Hitler got us into the European conflict in WWII by declaring war on the U.S. on Dec. 11, 1941
"Germany and Italy have announced they are at war with the United States. America immediately responded by declaring war on the two Axis powers"
similarly I was taught that attacks on U.S. shipping by German U-boats got us into WWI
In February 1915 then, Admiral von Pohl's plans were realized: The seas around the British isles were declared a war zone by the German government and any ship found there on or after 18th February faced sinking without warning: unrestricted U-boat warfare began for the first time in history. A neutral flag was considered to be no guarantee for safety, it was regarded as a common war deception: The British Cunard liner RMS Lusitania e.g. flew the Stars and Stripes in the Irish Sea on 31st January because U-boats (SM U 21) were reported to be in the vicinity.
as for Korea, I seem to remember we had a treaty with South Korea when North Korea invaded, we even had troops there who came under attack.
are you suggesting that we should not have
Declared war on Japan after they attacked us and killed nearly 2500 U.S. military personnel?
not responded to Germany and Italy's declaration of war on us?
that we should have continued to allow German U-boats to attack unarmed U.S. vessels with impunity
that we should have reneged on a treaty with an ally?
have a nice day COWARD