June 8, 2012
08 JUNE 2012
The USS Enterprise is the oldest active vessel in the Navy fleet.
As far back as 2009, Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Gary Roughead said he intends to get the required congressional dispensation to decommission the ship in 2012.
“We really need to take Enterprise out of service,” he told Navy Times. “That ship is old, and it has served extraordinarily well. It has served longer than any aircraft carrier in the history of the United States Navy. And it’s time. She’s safe. She’s going through an availability now. But Enterprise deserves to go to pasture.”
He also said “Enterprise just doesn’t lay up like a conventional ship,” he said. “We have never decommissioned a nuclear aircraft carrier, and it’s a significant undertaking. We have to get on with that process because it’s going to take us a while to do that.”
So why would the Navy deploy a inferior ship to operate in what could become a dangerous war zone? Why deploy it at all? Take into consideration how much it costs the Navy to deploy a carrier. It makes no sense for them to do that.
In 2009 the Navy said that it’s final deployment would be the one in 2011 with the 6th and 5th Fleets.
A possible explanation
They intend to stage a an attack on the ship and blame it on Iran. By doing that they hope that China and Russia will no longer stand up for Iran.
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