US Navy’s New Fleet Goal: 355 Ships

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  1. GhostZ06

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    http://www.defensenews.com/articles/us-navys-new-fleet-goal-355-ships


    Jesus fucking Christ...



    do we really need that many ships? i know we need a large navy since we border 2 oceans, but shit.
     
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    The Navy is the most logical place to splurge, as this century will be defined by the power struggle between the US and China, most notably in East Asia. The world's next superpower sits across the Pacific Ocean from us, it makes sense to respond accordingly. Especially as China becomes more assertive and the potential for conflict rises.
     
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    We need to double it. Hell we should triple it.
     
  4. HockeyBjj

    HockeyBjj Putting on the foil

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    What a waste of money from the "conservatives"

    One area I agreed with the Libertarian party is that our defense spending is out of control. Are we really going to be weak and helpless spending 550 billion vs 600 billion? And that 50 billion can do a lot of good inside our own borders
     
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    That's not a bad number and down from what it once was.

    And no where the 600 Reagan wanted.

    This would include everything the Navy has including the support ships.
     
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    Defense spending should be doubled. Hell we should triple it.
     
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    they will never be a super power. Regional power yes, super no...
     
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    that was during glory days of the Cold war.
     
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    Why do you say that?
     
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    lecter not even webscale

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    They got a lot of internal issues to work out which probably will never get fixed. Just not a country ill be overly worried about right now. Besides they're economy is slowing down very hard
     
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    Need more!!

    Cant argue the last bastion of murican jobs tech and manufacturing.

    FOr shits and giggles has anyone ever did the math just how many jobs would be lost if lets say the defense budget was cut in half ? How much would it take out of the economy ? id guess it be catastrophic.
     
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    Which is why the number sounds about right and not that's large a number.
     
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    By the way this proposed so I'm not sure what they will actually get.
     
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    it takes a long time to build a ship and a sub. The complexity of nuclear submarine is pretty intense
     
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    Yea I know I worked on them for a long time.

    I'm not sure how may are now funded for new construction.

    It would take some time to bump up to that number even if we do.
     
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    i think currently we are making the new next-generation ballistic missile submarine. i think it's called the USS Columbia class?


    heh i didnt know you did that. i thought you were in the navy ?
     
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    Within the next 30 years there will be a global conflict. Shit from the 1980's just won't do it.
     
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    I doubt it will happen. When you consider how stretched the defence budget is already going to be with things like LRS-B, the Ohio sub replacement, Ticonderoga replacements etc it's going to take some serious cash to cover them AND grow the fleet like that.
     
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    Yea they are going to replace the Ohio class.

    I was in the Navy for 4 years then worked for about 38 years on Navy ships in repair of them. About 34 years of that in nuclear repair.
     
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