On Jan. 30, the carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower and her battle group returned to her port in Norfolk, Va., after only a seven-month deployment in both the Mediterranean Sea and the Persian Gulf. The “Ike’s” return left the United States without a carrier battle group afloat for the first time since World War II.
What follows is a list of all ten active-duty U.S. carriers and their current locations (according to GoNavy.jp):
–USS Nimitz…In port at Bremerton, Washington, scheduled to depart in Feb. 2017.
–USS Dwight D. Eisenhower…In port at Norfolk, Virginia.
–USS Carl Vinson…In port at San Diego, California, scheduled to depart sometime in Jan. 2017.
–USS Theodore Roosevelt…In port at San Diego, California, no scheduled departure date.
–USS Abraham Lincoln…In Newport News Shipyard (Va.). Undergoing a four-year overhaul and refueling.
–USS George Washington…In port at Norfolk, Virginia. Set for a three-four year overhaul and refueling.
–USS John C. Stennis…In port at Bremerton, Washington. The ship recently participated in Pearl Harbor memorial ceremonies, before returning to port.
–USS Harry S. Truman…In Norfolk Naval Shipyard (Va.). Undergoing a 10-month evaluation.
–USS Ronald Reagan…In port at Yokosuka, Japan. The ship has been awaiting deployment orders since November 26.
–USS George H.W. Bush…In port at Norfolk, Virginia. Scheduled to depart sometime in early 2017.
When asked why we have no carriers deployed, Capt. Terry Shannon, a U.S. Naval Forces Central Command spokesman, simply told Fox News:
We are not going to discuss the timing of operational movements of carrier strike groups into and out of the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility.
With two weeks left to go in the Obama presidency, and this arguably failed and morally defeated commander-in-chief making laughable claims that he could have defeated Donald Trump, while making unproven claims that the Russian government hacked our elections, one has to ask…Is Obama setting us up for another terrorist attack, or something even worse?
It is no secret that Obama has done his best to demoralize not only our military, but the entire country over his two terms in office. Is he now adopting a true ‘scorched earth’ policy and trying to bring about defeat to this country as well as our allies?