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    Re: Marines looking at deploying aboard foreign ships

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    No offense but the US military does not desire or need to depend on the brits for anything, nor should they-especially for our ship-borne fighting force. Maybe mexico or something, but not the US.
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    Re: Marines looking at deploying aboard foreign ships

    Quote Originally Posted by Manc Skipper View Post
    Your apology is accepted alongside your surrender. You made a rash claim, proven false.
    Its not like these facts aren't stated plainly in the op article, is it. Well done.

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    Re: Marines looking at deploying aboard foreign ships

    we spend (waste) over 600 billion on defence and there is a shortage of U.S. Navy ships,were does all this money go??

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    Re: Marines looking at deploying aboard foreign ships

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    Faced with a shortage of U.S. Navy ships, the Marine Corps is exploring a plan to deploy its forces aboard foreign vessels to ensure they can respond quickly to global crises around Europe and western Africa. The initiative is a stopgap way to deploy Marines aboard ships overseas until more American vessels are available, said Brig. Gen. Norman Cooling, deputy commander, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Europe and Africa.

    The Marines will be able to respond quickly to evacuate embassies or protect U.S. property and citizens, a need highlighted by the 2012 attack in Benghazi, Libya, that killed four Americans, including the U.S. ambassador. "There's no substitute for U.S. amphibious" vessels, Cooling said. "We're looking at other options" in the meantime, he added.



    Marines looking at deploying aboard foreign ships

    The world is on fire and the Chump in Chief has shrunk the military budget to the point that our own Marines have to hitch rides with the Euros. Terror flourishes, Moscow and Beijing are emboldened-and we are stuck this way for at least the next 13 years thanks to President weaksauce.
    Such whining. My nephew went with several other nations in Afghanistan in the year he was there, traveled with them, stayed at their bases, documented them dismantling their bases, etc. So what? This is anger for the sake of anger.
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    Re: Marines looking at deploying aboard foreign ships

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    Space X launches cargo rockets for resupply, not manned ones IIRC. Musk is on to something, but thats ot.
    Manned launches start in 2017, it would be by now if Musk had his way, but he is dealing with bureaucrats.
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    Re: Marines looking at deploying aboard foreign ships

    Quote Originally Posted by beefheart View Post
    Such whining. My nephew went with several other nations in Afghanistan in the year he was there, traveled with them, stayed at their bases, documented them dismantling their bases, etc. So what? This is anger for the sake of anger.
    No. Our ship borne forces can't even be effectively deployed because of the myopic budget decisions of a weak president.

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    Re: Marines looking at deploying aboard foreign ships

    Quote Originally Posted by beefheart View Post
    Manned launches start in 2017, it would be by now if Musk had his way, but he is dealing with bureaucrats.
    Such whining.

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    Re: Marines looking at deploying aboard foreign ships

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    Such whining.
    Not whining, SpaceX and Orbital are both working on crew capsules and rockets.

    As is Boeing (but at an inflated cost to the taxpayers). It will happen. The shuttle was a great technical vehicle, but not necessary. You don't need a Lamborghini to drive to the corner store, the right way to get into space is simple rockets. And SpaceX is working on having all stages of the rocket come back and land, upright on the ground, for re-use. It is wonderful and why they have the cost advantage.
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    Re: Marines looking at deploying aboard foreign ships

    Quote Originally Posted by beefheart View Post
    Not whining, SpaceX and Orbital are both working on crew capsules and rockets.

    As is Boeing (but at an inflated cost to the taxpayers). It will happen. The shuttle was a great technical vehicle, but not necessary. You don't need a Lamborghini to drive to the corner store, the right way to get into space is simple rockets. And SpaceX is working on having all stages of the rocket come back and land, upright on the ground, for re-use. It is wonderful and why they have the cost advantage.
    They are also coming close to having rockets land upright on gps controlled barges. They have come close, private space ventures are the modern day frontier, actually.

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    Re: Marines looking at deploying aboard foreign ships

    Quote Originally Posted by hifijohn View Post
    we spend (waste) over 600 billion on defence and there is a shortage of U.S. Navy ships,were does all this money go??
    Where does the money go? Nobody really knows for sure, but I can recall seeing many millions of defense dollars, $100 bills in shrink-wrap, being wheeled around in Iraq in wheelbarrows in bunkers by US troops with Paul Bremer 'supervising'. I wonder how much was wheeled "out of the system" that way?

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