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Old 06-29-2015, 07:34 PM
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Default Navy weighs having Marines hitch a ride on foreign warships

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The Navy is weighing whether to have Marines hitch a ride on foreign warships, citing a shortage of U.S. vessels due to recent budget cuts -- raising bipartisan security concerns about the leverage this could give other countries.

A key concern is whether a warship host nation could deny Marines permission to come ashore.

"Ceding our amphibious ships to other countries -- it's almost silly and I can't believe it is even an option for the Navy," said Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Calif., who served as a Marine in Iraq. "Now we are going to have to ask other countries, much less financially stable countries than America, to loan us their ships so that we can base our Marines on their ships. It's almost embarrassing."

The Navy currently has 30 amphibious transport ships to carry Marines, but estimates it would need 38 to cope with rising crises across North Africa. It won't reach that number until 2028 under current budget constraints.
Navy weighs having Marines hitch a ride on foreign warships | Fox News

While obama is gutting our military, the Russian and Chinese are building military's that will soon outnumber us on all fronts. For those who thought obama is keeping us safe, think again. Russian is aquiring new nuclear weapons while obama is scraping ours.

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The Navy currently has 30 amphibious transport ships to carry Marines, but estimates it would need 38 to cope with rising crises across North Africa.
This SERIOUSLY needs elaboration.
The article basically talks about deploying U.S. troops. And assuming the quantities under which we would deploy them.

Instead of providing any serious discussion on the feasibility for the need, the article assumes it as gospel and runs for complaining...

THIS is part of the problem.
People assume that the U.S. has to be the world's police force and because of that assumed need, it dictates an ever increasing defense budget while the right insists our budget should decrease.
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We could probably buy the entire Greek Navy of course it might just be a few old fishing boats.
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