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Wednesday, 17 June 2015

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I don't know to what extent the carrier decision was driven by the exigencies of the EU and how much is due to the need to give the clyde shipyards something to do and thereby acquire votes... It is also possible that the tits at the top were agitating for some serious boys toys but I suspect theri concerns to have been fairly far down the foodchain.

It took years of psychological intervention for our navy to accept the notion that the day of the heavy battleship was past. Still, it always stirs the blood to see the USS Missouri or even the USS North Carolina, even at anchor.

"It took years of psychological intervention ..."

And that's no shit.

http://www.duffelblog.com/2015/06/uss-gabrielle-giffords-christened-gun-free/

JK, funny! The thing looks to be covered in cling wrap!
Can you imagine what any ship named for Obama would be or even do? Most likely steam to our territorial limit, come about and open fire on the coastline of a red state.

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