Wednesday, May 03, 2017

Making the Navy Great Again

The Zumwalt in San Diego (NRO photo)
Amidst the hoopla of the election, we missed the commissioning of the U.S. Navy's $4.4 billion battleship, the Zumwalt.

The first of the "Zumwalt" class of destroyers, the ship has been plagued by cost overruns and failures of unproven technology.

When (and if) it becomes fully operational, according to Vice Admiral Tom Rowden
Its advanced technology and capabilities allow it to do a range of defensive and offensive missions, and project power, wherever it is needed, and that's generating tremendous excitement within the Navy, Rowden said.
USN Capt. James A. Kirk
We are nevertheless confident that its missions will be successful. The commander of the Zumwalt is (drumroll)...Captain James Kirk!

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