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  • qet

    France has a carrier. Who knew?

    • f1b0nacc1

      Ironically, the French have (next to the US) the most serious carrier experience of any navy. Most of the other carriers in service are VTOL or helicopter carriers, but the French actually have a full-deck, catapult-assisted carrier for fixed wing aircraft. Granted, the De Gaulle (like it’s namesake) is more puff then power, but it provides the French with some basis for power projection.

      • Curious Mayhem

        The catapults fling croissants and brie into the air, and the guns squirt Château Lafite 1909. That’s the French version of Isaiah’s vision of swords and plowshares 😉

        Seriously, it’s nice to see the French on board. They do get it, these days more clearly than the clownish Kerry or his boss.

        • f1b0nacc1

          Setting the bar a bit low, aren’t we? (grin)

  • Fat_Man

    “the defense sequestration has had a crippling effect on U.S. capacities at a moment of serious international crisis.”

    We could spend all the money in the world on the Defense Department, but as long Obama is in the White House the United States will be a pitiful helpless giant.

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