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  •  BB's were not obsolete.... (1+ / 0-)
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    Crashing Vor

    The explosion was the result of unmothballing ships that weren't needed.  Reagan tried to appeal to emotions of "The greatest Generation" who resented their tax money being spent on these ships which became obsolete.

    They served as a cheaper area control ship when compared to a CV. Damn near unsinkable short of a Nuke, accurate heavy guns to about 24 miles. The Tomahawks gave them long range reach with Nuke ability if needed. Should have kept them is service.

    "No man deserves to be praised for his goodness unless he has strength of character to be wicked." La Rochefoucald

    by Void Indigo on Mon Apr 19, 2010 at 02:02:05 PM PDT

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