Monday, March 30, 2015

Aircraft Carrier

Not too many years ago many Americans were complaining that the French were not doing enough to combat Islamic terrorists.  This has changed and they are now operating air strikes against ISIS.  They are using their aircraft carrier to carry out these attacks.

Once again the value of the modern aircraft carrier is displayed.  Only by having the ability to move significant numbers of aircraft to a position to strike the enemy can France hope to play an important role in the war on ISIS.

This is a lesson the the United States as well.  We used to operate scores of aircraft carriers in World War Two.  We operated nearly 20 during much of the Cold War.  Now we are talking about continued cuts in our budget and more cuts to our fleet.  We have fewer ships than we did at the time of the Pearl Harbor attack.  We need to revitalize our economy and increase ship construction, that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.

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