The Internet is currently abuzz with breathless announcements of aircraft carriers being “stuck in various ports,” and subject to being Pearl Harbored yet again. Well, Internet hysteria being what it is, the rational explanation for all of this gets lost in the fog. It is nothing more, in my opinion, than Trump doing what he said he would do during the election. Trump said he would “restore the American military.” Well, the way you do that is to order all the stuff you need, and haven’t been getting for the last eight years of Obama. The following explains it better.
SPARE PARTS AND TAKING SOME WELL EARNED LEAVE.
Considering the actual operational condition of the “obama the Marxist traitor” military, when Trump become CIC in January of 2017, here is what is really going on. Trump faced the TOTAL COLLAPSE OF THE US MILITARY FOR MULTIPLE REASONS, RANGING FROM ONGOING, EXCESSIVE OVERSEA DEPLOYMENTS, LONG TERM SHORTAGES IN MAINTENANCE, FUEL, SPARE PARTS ETC ETC ETC
In the TWO YEARS, 2017 and 2018, Trump has barely SCRATCHED THE SURFACE IN DEALING WITH NEARLY ONE DECADE, EIGHT YEARS, OF OBAMA NEGLECT AND TREASON.
Given also the many stories about the DISMAL CONDITION OF OUR MILITARY, RANGING FROM SHIP FAILURES, US ARMY BRIGADE SHORTAGES, AND AIR FORCE PLANE READINESS ISSUES, IT ISN’T SURPRISING THAT PRETTY MUCH EVERYTHING WE HAVE IS EITHER IN CONUS OR HEADED HOME.
Finally, the logistics loop, ie the time between you “order something,” to the time “the military industrial complex” gets the order, makes it, ships it, and it gets where it is needed, and then installed, is really about 18 months to two years.
Ergo, I think, or at least hope, Housecarl and Alfaman, the best explanation for all this concentration of forces here in CONUS is a combination of expedited overhaul, using all the brand new spare parts Trump ordered two years ago, along with letting all the military types have a final leave at home BEFORE THE FECAL MATERIAL HITS THE FAN.
That is Doomer Doug’s story, and he be sticking with it all you knuckleheads!