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Escorts Deploy Without USS Harry S. Truman as East Coast Carrier Shortage Persists

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posted on Sep, 12 2019 @ 09:21 PM
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Surface escorts from the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group left their homeports today to kick off an overseas deployment.

Aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75) did not.

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The timeline for diagnosing the problem and fixing it remains unclear.

In the meantime, the surface ships in the strike group are forming their own surface action group and deploying with neither the carrier nor the air wing.

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Asked for a ballpark of how much longer the repair would could take, Lewis said, “I can’t say because I don’t know.”



I guess the good news is the ships deployed represent a potent SAG. The bad news is they are going without a carrier. Ike could probably go, but it's doing basic training after it's last prolonged maintenance period that was supposed to be 6 months and lasted 18 instead. When it was delayed last time, the Truman took it's place on deployment. Now Truman is down, and Ike is still preparing to get re for deployment. In an emergency you could augment Ike's crew with Truman's crew who are ready.

But it's a mess.




posted on Sep, 12 2019 @ 11:15 PM
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and I thought it was cuz its a symbol of us holding its 'cold war' with Russia turf/beef:

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posted on Sep, 13 2019 @ 12:23 AM
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a reply to: tulsi

Once more in English?



 
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