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    Wednesday at 9:24 PM
    and
    Trump "Had Never Seen Anything Like" His Secretive Flight To Iraq Aboard Air Force One http://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zon...secretive-flight-to-iraq-aboard-air-force-one
     
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    I'm wondering what's the Pentagon's spin to "justify" ever increasing orders for those vessels
    Dec 17, 2018
    while the Pentagon was unable to deploy them

    in 2017 Jan 9, 2017
    in 2018 Apr 21, 2018
    and the Pentagon is unable to arm them:

    "An analysis of appropriations bills dating back to 2015 shows that Congress has slashed funding to the mission modules every year. Sources familiar with the situation said the cuts have led to a merry-go-round of delays, which Congress cites the next year as a reason for more cuts."
    https://www.defensenews.com/naval/2...m-inches-closer-to-fielding-new-capabilities/

    all I can think of is so called 355 ships Navy https://fas.org/sgp/crs/weapons/RL32665.pdf
    [their actual combat value not a part of the spin]
     
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    Yes.

    It should have happenede years ago. But the previous admin, and even those in the admin prior to it, did not have a plan for making these vessels combat capable.

    Now they will be, and it is clear that they will have decnt weapons. That is a good thing.

    Clearly, as we have discussed for years, it should have happened years and years ago...but it is happning now and will extend into the follow on classes. As I said, all of that is good, even if it is tardy.
     
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    "tardy"
    Jeff any of the Mission Modules has not even achieved an IOC after like a decade

    ("The surface warfare package is scheduled to hit initial operational capability in fiscal 2019, followed by the anti-submarine warfare and mine countermeasures modules in fiscal 2020, Zobel said." https://www.defensenews.com/digital...-lcs-mission-equipment-coming-in-fy19-budget/)

    while the Pentagon increases orders for the craft Dec 17, 2018
    does it make sense?
     
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    Russian Military News, Reports, Data, etc. Friday at 11:49 AM
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    Navy Pushes Hypersonic Weapon Plan as Putin Boasts He Already Has Them https://www.military.com/defensetec...on-plan-putin-boasts-he-already-has-them.html
    by the way
    Yesterday at 1:16 PM
     
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    now noticed inside
    After Mattis: Strategic Challenge & Opportunity For President Trump

    "... Joint Chiefs chairman Gen. Joseph Dunford (also to depart in 2019) ..."

    and the past tense used later in the article in reference to him: https://breakingdefense.com/2018/12...ic-challenge-opportunity-for-president-trump/
     
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    while

    https://www.navytimes.com/news/your...-more-of-the-top-19-stories-to-watch-in-2019/
    10. CNO about to go?


     
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    https://www.navytimes.com/news/your...-more-of-the-top-19-stories-to-watch-in-2019/
    7. Navy mulls frigate choices
    sounds like I'll make it or break with the FFG(X) cancellation prediction Oct 30, 2018
    LOL!
     
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