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    Re: Marines looking at deploying aboard foreign ships

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Still unable to actually address what is being written? It's okay to admit it, you know. I specifically addressed the same thing as YOUR OP. That is our material capabilities. We literally could blow anybody out of the water twice over and not flinch. If you think a small drop in our budget, and measures being taken to deal with a shortage of ships - WHILE WE STILL HAVE MORE RESOURCES THAN ANY OF OUR POTENTIAL ENEMIES COMBINED - means that we're weak, that's on you. It's being laughed at by anybody with common sense.
    total resources is irrelevant. What matters is the mass you are able to bring to bear at the point of friction. If we have 4 other Carrier Groups being retrofitted, 1 in the Persian Gulf, and 1 in the Med, then that means precisely bupkis to the Carrier Group facing off against China.

    The US has more resources, yes. But we have a global fight - everyone else has a regional fight.

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    Re: Marines looking at deploying aboard foreign ships

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    Purchasing parity. You can't just compare budgets, you have to look at what you get for the money. And in any case, allowing our military to shrink to the point that our marines (who are still needed hence the deployment) have to hitch a ride with euros. Its shameful, but then again so is this president.
    "Your" marines were filmed deployed aboard HMS Ark Royal in 2010. Such a shameful President....

    Who was the REALLY shameful President in 1973 when this pic was taken aboard her?



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    Re: Marines looking at deploying aboard foreign ships

    Quote Originally Posted by Manc Skipper View Post
    "Your" marines were filmed deployed aboard HMS Ark Royal in 2010. Such a shameful President....

    Who was the REALLY shameful President in 1973 when this pic was taken aboard her?



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    Re: Marines looking at deploying aboard foreign ships

    Quote Originally Posted by Manc Skipper View Post
    "Your" marines were filmed deployed aboard HMS Ark Royal in 2010. Such a shameful President....

    Who was the REALLY shameful President in 1973 when this pic was taken aboard her?



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    Different time, different place, pertaining to aircraft, during war. We probably sent that F4 to train you guys on carrier ops.

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    Re: Marines looking at deploying aboard foreign ships

    Which war in 1973? We stayed out of Vietnam, so it wasn't that one. The Ark was deployed in the Mediterranean at the time of the pic. The plane was disguised as British so there wouldn't be riots in Malta when she put in to port there. (Read the pic's link.)
    Same in 2010, though you could stretch a point and call that deployment aboard a foreign ship part of the "war on drugs."

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    Re: Marines looking at deploying aboard foreign ships

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    total resources is irrelevant. What matters is the mass you are able to bring to bear at the point of friction. If we have 4 other Carrier Groups being retrofitted, 1 in the Persian Gulf, and 1 in the Med, then that means precisely bupkis to the Carrier Group facing off against China.

    The US has more resources, yes. But we have a global fight - everyone else has a regional fight.
    Maybe we should stop having a global fight.
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    Re: Marines looking at deploying aboard foreign ships

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    Maybe we should stop having a global fight.
    Oh. That's an excellent idea. Is it your plan to convince bad actors to just sit down and hug it out, or are you saying that we should give up our nice, comfortable, first-world lifestyle and the global supply chains that it is dependent on?

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    Re: Marines looking at deploying aboard foreign ships

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    That's why I posted actual military capabilities. Anybody who thinks that Russia and China pose a threat to the US in any military capacity is simply out of their mind. Good grief, if we wanted to, we could literally nuke every major Chinese/Russian city overnight, cripple their entirely military infrastructure, and there wouldn't be a damn thing they'd be able to do short of kneeling down and asking for a quick death. It sounds really cocky, but the fact that Russia is telling the West not to fear Russia and China won't do much other than cry at the UN is proof enough.
    Other then launch their nukes back, that is.
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    Re: Marines looking at deploying aboard foreign ships

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    Oh. That's an excellent idea. Is it your plan to convince bad actors to just sit down and hug it out, or are you saying that we should give up our nice, comfortable, first-world lifestyle and the global supply chains that it is dependent on?
    I think the supply chain isn't in the kind of danger you fear it is.
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    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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    Re: Marines looking at deploying aboard foreign ships

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    Oh. That's an excellent idea. Is it your plan to convince bad actors to just sit down and hug it out, or are you saying that we should give up our nice, comfortable, first-world lifestyle and the global supply chains that it is dependent on?
    You plan to rape the world of it's resources to sustain your impossible lifestyle by brute force?
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