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  1. JohnPJones

    Naval and Defense News (cont.)

    Doesn’t the Zummy need new sensors added to enable her to use the ASMs for her proposed new role? How can she pass combat systems trials if she doesn’t have them?
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    Naval and Defense News (cont.)

    Israeli Navy might be in trouble. http://english.wafa.ps/page.aspx?id=NnPxkSa106508774724aNnPxkS 25 shot including a cameraman for the AP
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    Worst Battleship Ever

    It might the worst battleship of all time if were in fact a battleship...
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    Books or Manuals on Naval Tactics

    I’ve had luck with a website it was something like antiqbook.com I think. i don’t know about tactics necessarily but ive found a civil war gunnery manual for reserve officers, and ship and gun drills from 1914
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    Japanese DDs dunk by 20mm Fire?

    I do believe I read about that
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    Naval and Defense News (cont.)

    General got to see the IRGC up close https://www.marinecorpstimes.com/news/your-marine-corps/2018/10/26/two-iranian-fast-boats-approach-us-warship-while-centcom-commander-on-board/
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    The US Navy has a problem

    The data is clear we spend out the [edited]on our military primarily for the benefit of others, with little to no compensation from them. meanwhile you’re advocating taking away from Americans.
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    The US Navy has a problem

    We’re $17 trillion in debt we can’t afford it. So cut the missions then. or stop sending soldiers to protect poppy fields in Afghanistan and redirect that money to the navy, but increasing spending when you’re in debt is stupid, especially if you don’t increase your income the same amount. but this is likely getting too political to remain an open thread at this rate so I’ll leave it there.
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    The US Navy has a problem

    How’s this for numbers? The US all ready spends more on defense than on any other individual area... 54% of the budget in 2015 for example...compared to that so called entitlements are peanuts...it would be better to shrink the budget of other branches and reroute them to the navy... https://www.nationalpriorities.org/campaigns/military-spending-united-states/ simply put if our navy can’t complete all its missions with the funding it has, then we need to give it fewer missions and reevaluate our spending
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    Naval and Defense News (cont.)

    I personally think one small but good step would be to lightly arm MSC vessels in a modern version of the liberty ship. phalanx, 40mk4, chaff, SRBOC. or something similar.
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    Naval and Defense News (cont.)

    We cant protect our sealift during a major war https://www.defensenews.com/naval/2018/10/10/youre-on-your-own-us-sealift-cant-count-on-us-navy-escorts-in-the-next-big-war-forcing-changes/
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    HMCS Vancouver - Fleet Week 2018

    Why did you make a second topic instead of posting this in the previous topic?
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    Naval and Defense News (cont.)

    Pictures from Decatur’s FONOP https://gcaptain.com/photos-show-confrontation-between-uss-decatur-and-chinese-navy-warship-in-disputed-south-china-sea/
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    Naval and Defense News (cont.)

    Someone sent Ricin to Saint Mattis and the CNO https://www.wearethemighty.com/news/someone-send-poison-mattis-mail
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    Naval and Defense News (cont.)

    Close encounters in the SCS https://www-m.cnn.com/2018/10/01/politics/china-us-warship-unsafe-encounter/index.html?r=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cnn.com%2F