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Offline quiller

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"If it flies, it will die."
« on: April 27, 2017, 04:22:57 AM »
That's our U.S. Navy Admiral Harry Harris talking, chief of U.S. Pacific Command, reassuring folks that no matter what Crazy Fat Kid has to say, yes indeed we actually CAN defend an aircraft carrier group.

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U.S. Admiral Harry Harris said he is confident that any weapons Pyongyang would consider deploying to attack the USS Carl Vinson strike group would be "easily" defeated.

"North Korea does not have a ballistic missile anti-ship weapon that would threaten the Carl Vinson strike group," Harris testified before the House Armed Services Committee. "If it flies, it will die," he added about a potential missile strike.

North Korea on Sunday threatened to sink the Carl Vinson aircraft carrier as it began joint drills with two Japanese destroyers headed toward the western Pacific Ocean. North Korean state-run newspaper Rodong Sinmun warned in a commentary that the nation's revolutionary forces were "combat-ready to sink" the Carl Vinson "with a single strike."

Though Harris brushed aside reports suggesting the Vinson strike group is vulnerable to attack, he warned lawmakers that the United States will soon reach an "inflection point" once North Korean leader Kim Jong Un acquires military capabilities that are able to backup his threats.

"We have to look at North Korea as if Kim Jong Un will do what he says," Harris testified. "Right now, there's probably a mismatch between [Kim Jong Un's] rhetoric and his capabilities … but when he threatens the United States with the capability of realizing that threat, that's a different place." 

http://freebeacon.com/national-security/pacific-command-chief-says-u-s-strike-group-can-easily-defend-north-korean-missile/

Japan is warning its residents that AT BEST they have a 10-minute lead to prepare, if they are attacked.

http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2017/04/24/national/japan-gets-real-what-do-to-when-the-10-minute-warning-comes/

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Re: "If it flies, it will die."
« Reply #1 on: April 27, 2017, 04:32:38 AM »
"If it flies, it will die."

That's our U.S. Navy Admiral Harry Harris talking, chief of U.S. Pacific Command, reassuring folks that no matter what Crazy Fat Kid has to say, yes indeed we actually CAN defend an aircraft carrier group.

What about if it swims?

I would think that the Navy would have anti-torpedo defense.
But what about mines that lie on the bottom
and come floating up when a ship passes over?

I hope the Navy has prepared for these things!
Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice. And moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue.
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Re: "If it flies, it will die."
« Reply #2 on: April 27, 2017, 04:43:27 AM »
What about if it swims?

I would think that the Navy would have anti-torpedo defense.
But what about mines that lie on the bottom
and come floating up when a ship passes over?

I hope the Navy has prepared for these things!

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Re: "If it flies, it will die."
« Reply #3 on: April 27, 2017, 08:25:34 PM »
At the moment I think Trump's strategy is good. The little ball of fat may think his country can destroy America but China knows the truth. Hopefully China will finally step up and put the pudgy kid in line. Or out to pasture.

 

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