The recent USS McCain’s collision would be the second in two months involving the Navy’s Japan-based Seventh Fleet.
In June, the USS Fitzgerald collided with a tanker ship, killing seven sailors.
The Navy has ordered a broad probe after four ship accidents in the western Pacific since February, according to The New York Times.
Adm. John Richardson has ordered an operational pause in all the fleets while the Navy investigates just the latest crash.
We know why! Obama did everything he could do for 8 years to downsize our military! He did everything he could do to turn our military into an experiment in social justice. He fired a plethora of high level military personnel that did not ideologically agree with him.
Obama’s moves to slim down the armed forces, move away from traditional military might and overhaul social policies prohibiting the service of minority groups have proven divisive in the ranks. He traded a strong security posture for political points. Obama allowed the rise of terrorists like the Islamic State group whom the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan were supposed to silence.
He took his eye off the ball. Obama was the Commander in Chief. The buck stops there. But it gets worse.
A disturbing report from a Senate investigation exposes for the all the world to see how Obama ruined our military.
According to CNN the report is a terrible reminder of the price we pay for Obama’s failures.
“Our report outlines how this flood of counterfeit parts, overwhelmingly from China, threatens national security, the safety of our troops and American jobs,” said Sen. Carl Levin, D-Michigan, chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee said.
What happened is Bill Clinton signed NAFTA and Barack Obama doubled down and pushed the misguided free trade ideas that ruined our middle class. But worse they destroyed our manufacturing base.
Most people, Trump included thought this was foolish because if a war broke out and we can’t make weapons and spare parts our military will be crippled.
But that did not stop Obama from pushing ahead and sticking a dagger in the heart of American manufacturing through the disastrous policies.
But Obama thought he was smart and instituted a new global supply chain for our military to substitute for what we previously made here.
He had little choice save demanding we make stuff in America again.
But he was too weak and now we are at the mercy of a global supply chain that we cannot control and worse, one where we cannot verify parts that are legit.
Most stuff is made in China which is rife with subpar products and counterfeit parts that end up in our military.
And guess where those items ended up? In our fleets!
The probe began in March of 2011. But it was not easy for the committee staffers to conduct because the Chinese government refused to grant visas to committee staff to travel to mainland China as part of the investigation.
Last year, as the committee was still pushing for the visas, Sen. John McCain, R-Arizona, the committee’s rankling Republican, said, “It should be in Chinese interest not to have counterfeiting of these electronic parts going on because it would harm legitimate Chinese companies as well.”
The committee reviewed in detail approximately 1,800 cases of suspect counterfeit parts. All told, the 1,800 cases involved more than 1 million counterfeit parts.
So sad. It is a good thing, our bravest men and women in the military can overcome anything! Obama could mess with machinery and parts. He could mess with logistics.
But he cannot, and could not, mess with the mighty drive and determination of the American will!
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