Trump’s pick for Secretary of defense, James Mattis, is incensed with Obama’s latest attempt to weaken America after Obama ordered, outrageously ordered, a massive military retreat from the world.
After the the carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower and her strike group returned to Norfolk, Va., last week there are no American aircraft carriers deployed at sea anywhere in the world despite a ton of worldwide threats facing the United States.
For the first time in history.
James Mattis is pissed.
When he ran CENTCOM (United States Central Command) he had 2 two carriers just in the Mid-East.
To check on Iran, to keep shipping lanes open, and to just be a force of good in the region.
“It’s more difficult for me to reassure our friends and deter Iran without a second carrier”
Pentagon officials backed the move saying,
There’s enough going on in that part of the world that you can see the merit in having a robust presence.”
Not Obama who prefers to stick his head in the sand and pretend the bad guys don’t exist.
“Trump’s plans are actually to build more ships and maintain a higher number of troops and aircraft. It will go a lot further than words to convince the world that we remain strong. It will help us to maintain the peace,” Sen. Jeff Sessions told Defense News about how the Trump will change policy.