Four of ten of our aircraft carriers are in port at the Naval Station in Norfolk, VA at this time. USS Washington is docked at its home port of Yokosuka, Japan.It appears that only two (Nimitz and Stennis) out of ten aircraft carriers are deployed at this time.
I would point out somethoughts on this matter:
1. If the bulk of our naval aircraft carriers are sitting idle, we have too many ships.
2. This brings to mind the conspiracy theories surrounding Pearl Harbor.
3. Our national security is at risk by our commander-in-chief.
The reasons given for this situation do not make any sense at this time. Tensions in the Middle East, Japan, China, Russia and North Korea have not been higher than now. At least this will provide the president plausible deniability when the next Benghazi plea for help comes.
The U.S. Navy will delay the refueling of the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) for an unknown period because of the uncertain fiscal environment due to the ongoing legislative struggle, the service told Congress in a Friday message obtained by USNI News.
Lincoln was scheduled to be moved to Huntington Ingalls Industries’ (HII) Newport News Shipyard later this month to begin the 4-year refueling and complex overhaul (RCOH) of the ship.
“This delay is due to uncertainty in the Fiscal Year 2013 appropriations bill, both in the timing and funding level available for the first full year of the contract,” the message said.
“CVN-72 will remain at Norfolk Naval Base where the ships force personnel will continue to conduct routine maintenance until sufficient funding is received for the initial execution of the RCOH.”