Navy wants commando ‘mothership’ in Middle East


In response to requests from the U.S. Central Command, which oversees military operations in the Middle East, the Navy is converting an aging warship it had planned to decommission into a makeshift staging base for the commandos. Unofficially dubbed a “mothership,” the floating base could accommodate smaller high-speed boats and helicopters commonly used by Navy SEALs, procurement documents show.

Read more: http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/pentagon-wants-commando-mother-ship/2012/01/27/gIQA66rGWQ_story.html

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Author: Bill

Stumbling down the Middle Path, one day at a time.

1 thought on “Navy wants commando ‘mothership’ in Middle East”

  1. This article should be entitled “Ship of fools” or something along those lines. It would take about five minutes to send this relic to the bottom of the straights. Another monumental boon-doogle dreamed up by politicians to make us feel safe and secure.

    What a waste.

    DS

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