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Originally posted by Sinter Klaas
The link is fixed.
I understand that there are only 11 carriers in active duty.
Using 4 or 5 could just be for the macho look. Or they are planning to annihilate everything.
With half of their fleet and God knows how many military forces in Afghanistan and Iraq, does this not make them vulnerable ?
Originally posted by InvisibleAlbatross
Why, that's impossible! Every other poster here talks about how soft Obama is! Not to mention his Muslim faith! Surely he wouldn't attack a Muslim country?
Originally posted by Curio
I just had a quick look and it appears there were 6 carriers in the Gulf during the 1990 Gulf War.
Just thought I would throw that in for a reference point
"When word of a crisis breaks out in Washington, it's no accident that the first question that comes to everyone's lips is:
'Where's the nearest carrier?'"
President Bill Clinton
March 12, 1993
aboard USS Theodore Roosevelt