Friday, June 30, 2017

Am I Missing Something?

Even if America has too few carriers to deploy forward without gaps, that shouldn't automatically mean carrier air wings can't be made available, does it?

In 2014, Navy leaders told the Pentagon and lawmakers that unless they accepted carrier gaps, they were going to break the force. The brass has scrambled since then to make a modified deployment schedule work, trying to keep flattops at sea for no longer than seven months per deployment.

I'll ask again, why can't we deploy carrier air wings to land bases to fill carrier gaps?

Japan and South Korea are close to North Korea; and we have allies close to Syria and Iraq.

We could avoid stressing carriers and ship crews and have naval air forward.

Am I missing something?