Then I guess that means that Trump’s DEFENSE BUDGET, which ups both war fighting systems, and strategic nuclear deterrence modernization will FLY RIGHT THROUGH WITH DEMOCRATIC SUPPORT?
More ships. More subs. More and NEW long range ship launched attack missiles to replace the 1980’s subsonic Tomahawks and Harpoons.
More planes including helping the F-18 fleet only 25-40% of which can fly at one time ..no big deal that’s only the ENTIRE Naval air superiority, attack, and electronic attack force. BTW the new AESA Radar of Block III+ F-18’s is Raytheon, the rest of the electronics? ELBIT. Think about that for a minute. And now we have to produce MORE F-18’s jut to keep the Navy in the game because of the policies from Jan. 2009-Jan. 2017
More F-35’s, up to 3,200 to replace our ~7,600 F-16’s designed in the 70’s
No more F-22’s, of which we have 186 to replace 751 F-15 air superiority fighters, but design work for the 6th gen fighter.
Modernized deterrence forces including getting the B-2’s replacement underway (we have 21 of them-circa 1982+). We have ~100 B-1B’s, and 70 B-52’s (designed in 1948 and manufactured 61-63).
The Minuteman III’s we have in silos which now CANNOT withstand an attack, and therefore are probably in LAUNCH ON WARNING status, were produced in the 1970’s..and since the POTENTIAL target of all of these systems, and the main object of nuclear deterrence is RUSSIA, I guess the democrats, the new protectors of freedom from Russia and Putin, are PRIME VOICES of alarm about how terrible the Russians are …. interfering in our free election processes,
I GUESS THE DEMOCRATS WILL BE PRIME SUPPORTERS OF THIS DEFENSE BUDGET, RIGHT?