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Message Subject WORLD at WAR, OFFICIAL 2013 THREAD (Doom always only a moment away)
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Meanwhile Budget cuts are forcing Pentagon to reduce number of aircraft carriers in Persian Gulf to ONE. YIKES

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Statement from Pentagon Press Secretary George Little on U.S. Carrier Strike Group Presence in the CENTCOM Area of Responsibility

“The secretary of defense has delayed the deployment of the USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75) and the USS Gettysburg (CG-64), which were scheduled to depart Norfolk, Va., later this week for the U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) area of responsibility.

“Facing budget uncertainty -- including a continuing resolution and the looming potential for across-the-board sequestration cuts -- the U.S. Navy made this request to the secretary and he approved. This prudent decision enables the U.S. Navy to maintain these ships to deploy on short notice in the event they are needed to respond to national security contingencies.

“The United States will continue to maintain a robust military presence in the CENTCOM region, including the current carrier presence and a mix of other assets, to fulfill enduring commitments to our partners. The U.S. military continues to stand ready to respond to any contingency and to confront any threat in the region.”
 
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