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    now
    Next Chief of Naval Operations Will Lead a Navy Facing Readiness, Personnel, Technology Challenges https://news.usni.org/2019/04/29/ne...ing-readiness-personnel-technology-challenges
    and I pick just what's the most important which I think is
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    Three more Se Jong the Great AEGIS destroyers which are really cruisers, with 144 VLS cells. And new subs with ballistic missile launch capability...not to mention adding another Dokdo Carrier and having them both loaded up with F-35Bs!

    Now South Korea and Japan will both have two carrier, each with 20-24 F-35Bs and plenty of excellent escorts to defend them.

    Not to mention the US LHA/:HDs able to operate in an escort carrier role with up to 20 or 24 F-35Bs, which the US used last week when the USS Wasp. LHD-1 cruised, with its AEGIS Burke escorts through the south china Sea with 12 F-35Bs on its decks.

    Wasp-F-35-02.jpg

    ...and the Japanese Izumo class with F-35Bs. They are going to add a ski-jump to each as shown in the second picture.

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    and then the Korean Dokdo doing the same:

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    Dokdo-04.jpg

    See the following two Videos:


    Japanese two carrier group Carrier Strike Group:



    US LHD-7, USS Iwo Jima outfitted as a carrier.



    The US has already deployed three of its LHD/LHA on missions with larger numbers of F-35Bs than what they used to deploy with Harrier IIs.

    1. The USS Wasp is forward deployed in Japan with up to 24 F-35Bs. It recently sailed through the South China Sea with 12 of them aboard as shown above.

    2. The USS Essex, LHD-2 was sent on its latest Mission to the Persion Gulf with 12 F-35Bs.

    3. The USS America ahs been deployed recently for several months training F-35Bs in opwerations off of her decks with up to 20 F-35Bs.

    That's, in essence, three more carriers the US is deploying by simply doing what it started practicing during Desert Storm whe it outfitted three Wasp class LPDs with 22 Harriers each.

    The US is seriously working up and training operationally to operate seveal LHD/LHAs as escort carriers with 20-24 F-35Bs...even while they continue to build the new Ford class nuclear carriers. And, Trump recently decided not to decommission the USS Truman nuclear carrier as it approaches its mid-life maintenance as numbers of Democratic congressmen desired to save money for socakl programs.
     
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    and in the meantime
    The Air Force is spinning toward a $4 billion financial disaster https://www.defensenews.com/air/201...inning-toward-a-4-billion-financial-disaster/
    ... size limit reached; the article goes on below, to a disinterest of this thread:
     
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    it's https://www.defensenews.com/air/201...inning-toward-a-4-billion-financial-disaster/
     
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    now Shanahan: Super Hornet on track to meet readiness goals, but F-16s and F-22s still struggling https://www.defensenews.com/digital...s-goals-but-f-16s-and-f-22s-still-struggling/
     
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    here comes
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    SECNAV, CNO Update Congress on Columbia SSBNs, New Large Surface Combatant https://news.usni.org/2019/05/01/se...on-columbia-ssbns-new-large-surface-combatant
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    ... Report to Congress on Navy Shipbuilding, Force Structure https://news.usni.org/2019/05/02/report-to-congress-on-navy-shipbuilding-force-structure
     
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    ... and
    US Still Pondering Military Options in Venezuela https://www.military.com/daily-news/2019/05/04/us-still-pondering-military-options-venezuela.html
     
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    in the past I thought all this talking about oil was was a cliché, am not sure any more LOL
     
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