Can The US Navy’s New $13 Billion Carrier Defend Itself?
By Tony Capaccio (Bloomberg) –The combat system for the Navy’s newest and costliest warship, the $13 billion Gerald R. Ford, “has yet to demonstrate that it can effectively” defend the...
080923-N-2183K-024 – Indian Ocean (Sept. 23, 2008) – Aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu (LHA 5), the guided missle cruiser USS Cape St. George (CG 71) steams along side of the replenishment oiler USNS Tippecanoe (T-AO 199) and Peleliu for an underway replenishment. Peleliu is currently deployed in support of Maritime Security Operations (MSO) in the Navy’s 5th Fleet area of responsibility. MSO help develop security in the maritime environment, which promotes stability and global prosperity. These operations complement the counter-terrorism and security efforts of regional nations, and seek to disrupt violent extremist’s use of the maritime environment as a venue for attack or to transport personnel, weapons or other material. U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Dustin Kelling. (RELEASED)
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