In Obama's final hours in office he has just made one tactical military decision that we have not seen since World War II, and it could leave us incredibly vulnerable to foreign aggressors.

For the first time since World War II, the United States Navy does not have a single aircraft carrier off shore, ready to act in the case of eminent threats. In what is being called an unprecedented tactical decisions, or tactical blunder if you like, Obama has allowed for the U.S. to have almost an entire month gap without a carrier at sea while the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower is docked, as it has been since last Friday, and we wait for the USS George H.W. Bush to deploy.

The USS George H.W. Bush is supposed to be the ship to replace the Eisenhower, but Fox News reports that the Bush is not set to set sail from the port of Norfolk until after President-elect Donald Trump is elected into office on January 20th, and it could leave even later than that.

Fox News reports that the Bush has been stuck in the shipyard due to delays for over six months. Now, the Navy did say that if needed a carrier at port could be "surged" so as to react to unexpected threats that present themselves, but with the world in so much chaos and turmoil at the moment it is more than a bit worrisome that our Commander in Chief has decided to bench one of our best military players and leave us vulnerable to whatever the world may throw at us.

The Navy abstained from making any comments on the decision.

In a statement made to Fox News, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command spokesman Capt. Terry Shannon said, "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."

Just before bringing the Eisenhower back to port, the Eisenhower had completed a seven-month tour in the Middle East. During the Eisenhower's tour in the Persian Gulf and the Mediterranean it carried out hundreds of attacks against targets in Syria and Iraq belonging to the Islamic State.

Recently, off the coast of Yemen, two American destroyers were hit by a group of Iran sponsored Houthi rebels. At the same time there is growing concern of potential global conflicts with countries like Russia and China.

Obama has relentless tried to strip the honor and prestige away from our military over his 8-year time in office but this new military decision is one of the most disgraceful and downright dangerously stupid decisions Obama has made yet. Considering the geopolitical environment that we live in and the constant global conflict that our nation and our military face, creating a military weak point like this leaves us incredibly vulnerable to threats from foreign entities.

This is the first time since World War II that we have been this unprepared for an enemy assault.

Now the United States does have other ways of fighting back in the case of an attack from overseas or other major threats, none are as effective or safe as an aircraft carrier defense.

It is Obama's timing, to do this during a power transition that is the most shocking and the most telling of his true character and intentions. He is willing to do whatever it takes to make sure Trump is at a disadvantage when he enters office.

Luckily, once Trump is in office, he knows how important our nation's security is and he holds the upmost respect for our nation's military. There is no doubt that he will bring our military back to the level it needs to be and won't be the next president to make such an unprecedented and dangerous move like this in the future.

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Source: Zero Hedge


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