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General News    H3'ed 10/9/16

It's not just the F-35: US Navy new Ford Carrier is already 2 years late and is delayed again

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The new Ford Aircraft Carrier: Making a Ship float is the easy part.
The new Ford Aircraft Carrier: Making a Ship float is the easy part.
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America continues to be the world's leader in destabilizing regimes and military poking at the world's other rapidly developing military powers. It may not be a credible threat with the boondoggle of the F-35 and now, its sea-based cost-overrun, technology-failing equivalent, the Ford Aircraft Carrier. Claimed to be 98% complete, the Navy nevertheless is considering pulling the plug on the next 2 carriers in its class. Over-design, hardware/software failures are par for the course for today's bloated military, which also can't account for $7t over the last 20 years. It might be cheaper to just try getting along with the rest of the world.

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