This just came in from Bruce Beach's news letter...
Just part of it. I don't have a link.
came my way
many months ago -
which I intimated at
but said I wouldn't tell
because 'loose lips sink ships'
but the Navy itself
publishes a deployment information site
and since the information is now there
and I am sure that the North Koreans
and the Chinese and Russians
can read it as well as anyone else -
I will talk about it.
I doubt that they read my newsletter
A state food inspector
reported to me her visit
to a civilian ship repair yard
with contracts for nuclear submarines.
These places have cafeterias for their employees
and have to be inspected just like anywhere else.
Anyway there was a lot of activity there -
and guess what they were doing -
tearing out the nuclear missile launch tubes.
To make room for troops
that would sneak in close to shore.
Now read these
from the Navy sites.
On Feb. 23, USS La Jolla (SSN 701), Los Angeles Class nuclear-powered attack
submarine, departed on a Western Pacific deployment from its homeport of
Pearl Harbour. It serves as a platform for Special Operations Forces. More
than 30 additional Sailors were brought onboard as part of Seal Delivery
Vehicle Team One.
In the last days of April, from Naval Base Point Loma in San Diego, USS Salt
Lake City (SSN 716) departed to conduct operations throughout the Western
The Deep Submergence Rescue Vehicle (DSRV) Mystic has participated in
Pacific Reach 2004 exercise that was held in South Korea during the first
half of May. The Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS La Jolla (SSN 701)
and the rescue and salvage ship USS Safeguard (ARS 50) have also
participated in this exercise.
USS Tucson (SSN 770), the 20th of the Improved-Los Angeles class attack
submarine to be built, departed for a Western Pacific deployment from its
homeport of Pearl Harbour on May 19, to conduct extended operations. This
submarine has one of the most advanced fire control systems the Navy has in
On May 24, USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) returns to its forward deployed homeport
of Yokosuka, Japan, after successfully completing its annual spring underway
period. During this period, Kitty Hawk and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5 traveled
more than 25,000 nautical miles and completed Tailored Ship's Training
Availability (TSTA) I and II, a Missile Exercise (MISSILEX), Blue Water
Operations, and War-at-Sea exercises (WASEX).
USS Belleau Wood (LHA 3) Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG), with more than
5,000 Sailors and 11th Marine Expeditionary Force, which is certified as
special operations capable, on board, sailed from San Diego on May 27 for
the Western Pacific in support of the global war on terrorism. The remainder
of the strike group, including the fast attack submarine USS Charlotte (SSN
766), will depart in the coming weeks. This is the first ESG to be commanded
by a Marine Corps general.
The Department of Defence announced June 2 that this summer, simultaneous
deployment of seven aircraft carrier strike groups (CSGs) will demonstrate
the ability of the Navy to provide credible combat power across the globe by
operating in five theaters with other U.S., allied and coalition military
Beginning with the week of June 3, and continuing through August, the U.S.
Navy exercise "Summer Pulse 04" will include scheduled deployments, surge
operations, joint and international exercises and other advanced training
and port visits.
The seven aircraft carriers involved in Summer Pulse 04 will include already
deployed USS George Washington (CVN 73) CSG and USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74)
CSG, USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63), USS John F Kennedy (CV 67) CSG, USS Harry S.
Truman (CVN 75) CSG, and USS Enterprise (CVN 65) CSG. USS Ronald Reagan (CVN
76) will conduct operations in the U.S. Northern Command and U.S. Southern
Command theaters during the ship's interfleet transfer from Norfolk, Va., to
its Pacific Fleet homeport of San Diego.
And all that
is just what is being reported
on the Naval scene.
You have to remember
it is all still just psyops.
What is not being reported
is what is important.