The Navy’s Immunity Syndrome
I thought the following quote from Navy Times, taken from Admiral Mullen at recent Congressional hearings just astounding:
If there are “tradeoffs” between the new submarine and existing ship programs, Mullen — a former chief of naval operations — said, aircraft carriers and big-deck amphibious ships typically are immune from such discussions.
Considering they are the most expensive, and for the new warfare at sea, the most nonessential vessels. In a real war involving the launching of guided missiles, they likely will be the first vessels targeted, their giant bulk so much fodder for stealthy subs. Historically though, the most money in peacetime is spent on weapons useless in war.