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    this one is interesting:
    Don’t Expect Any Trump Boost To Defense Spending
    Contrary to the president's rhetoric, there is no forthcoming Trump buildup, and the new strategy emphasizing China and Russia is becoming ever more elusive and out of touch with fiscal reality. It is simply unaffordable at this point in time.
    it's https://breakingdefense.com/2018/11/dont-expect-any-trump-boost-to-defense-spending/
     
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    and here's related Opinion: How Boeing’s Low Bids Are Unsettling Defense http://aviationweek.com/defense/opinion-how-boeing-s-low-bids-are-unsettling-defense
     
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    chart of the day, from
    GAO: Navy Lost 1,891 Days of Attack Sub Operations Waiting for Repairs; Spent $1.5 Billion Supporting Idle Crews https://news.usni.org/2018/11/19/ga...pairs-spent-1-5-billion-supporting-idle-crews
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    I don't believe for a minute those crews were "idle". Those shipmates aboard ships that are under repair are frequently sent TAD,temporary Duty Assignment, to other subs or ships so they will be current in their rating and watch standing ablity. Idle? The USN also sends sailors to "C", continuing education in rating, schools to keep those sailors current/trained up in their ratings. Idle.. I think not. Idle time..I bet that includes salaries & incentive pay of the sailors that would be paid anyway...I'll stop here.

    I'd like to thank GAO for this report...they are nothing but a bunch of bean counters...
     
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    guess the meaning of
    is important here;

    I retype from the original document
    https://www.gao.gov/assets/700/695577.pdf
    starting at the bottom of p. 8:

    "Using historical daily cost data the Navy (sic)
    adjusted for inflation,
    we estimated that since fiscal year 2008 the Navy has spent more than
    $1.5 billion in fiscal year 2018 constant dollars on attack submarines
    sitting idle while waiting to enter the shipyard, and on those delayed in
    completing their maintenance at the shipyards (see table 1). [superspcript 12]

    table 1 is reposted Today at 7:58 AM

    While the
    Navy would incur these costs regardless of whether the submarines was
    delayed, idled, or deployed, our estimate of $1.5 billion represents costs
    incurred from fiscal year 2008 through fiscal year 2018 for attack
    submarines without receiving any operational capability in return. While
    acknowledging the magnitude of these costs, Navy officials stated that
    there may be some benefits that could be realized from these operating
    and support costs since crews on idle attack submarines can conduct
    some limited training."
     
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    in the latest development
    Trump says US stands with Saudi Arabia despite journalist Khashoggi's killing
    • President Donald Trump says that the U.S. stands with Saudi Arabia in the wake of the slaying of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
    • In a lengthy statement, punctuated with eight exclamation points, Trump says that "we may never know all of the facts surrounding" Khashoggi's death, but "our relationship is with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia."
    • Trump told reporters Saturday that a "very full report" will be coming by Tuesday on the U.S.' investigation. But in his statement Tuesday, Trump appeared to cast doubt that the U.S. probe of the matter was complete.
    ... Updated 13 Mins Ago https://www.cnbc.com/2018/11/20/tru...h-saudi-arabia-despite-khashoggi-killing.html
     
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    That's what I said...jeez...by the way I never read the full article...
     
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    Yesterday at 9:02 PM
    and now
    Published 43 mins ago
    Brennan wants Congress to declassify CIA report on Khashoggi killing https://www.foxnews.com/politics/ex...ggi-death-report-in-wake-of-trumps-dishonesty
     
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    and now noticed
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    etc.: https://dambiev.livejournal.com/1368530.html

    oops, it's the US Thread, took it to Japan Thread now, sorry
     
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    so Trump is putting money above human rights ?

    can someone who dismisses the verdict of his own intelligence agency's be fit for president?

    Capitol Hill has a different views and Democrats are preparing for a move, removing MBS?
     
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