Off the shores of Yemen, two American destroyers were recently attacked by Houthi rebels, a group sponsored by Iran. You can blame this on the Obama administration who made sure to significantly downgrade our military.
In fact, for the first time since World War II, there is no U.S. aircraft carrier at sea to respond to threats. According to Fox News, Obama has made this unprecedented move so that there will be an almost one-month gap between the docking of the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower, which docked last Friday, and the deployment of the USS George H.W. Bush, the ship meant to replace it.
Plus, Defense News states the Bush is not scheduled to leave the port of Norfolk until at least the Jan. 20 inauguration of Donald Trump. It might even leave later.
At a time of massive geopolitical instability, including issues with China, Russia and North Korea–our president has removed our greatest tool of military prestige from the waters of the world. U.S. Naval Forces Central Command spokesman Capt. Terry Shannon 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.
The military is probably sick and tired of covering up for Obama, but they can’t really do anything else until President-elect Trump takes over. I can’t wait!
It’s also odd that Obama chose to do this during a transfer of power, when the U.S. is potentially the most vulnerable! But, it is really unusual–coming from Obama?