TOC Ready Room 28 April 2022: How do you solve a problem like the Navy? (and other naval musings)

What’s wrong and right, afloat.

Modern naval problems, it turns out, look pretty much like naval problems from any time.  The parameters are resources, logistics, geography, and technology.

This will be a tweet-enriched lightning round.  The big punch comes at the end.  It’s a doozy (and yes, I know:  if I were tediously pedantic I’d spell it Duesy.  Life is short).

A number of negative things are happening in a concentrated burst.  One is that the Navy brass – “Big Navy” – has just proposed to whack out a big chunk of the fleet for the foreseeable future.  With a target over the last half-decade of 355 ships, the Navy would decline from its current 296 ships to 280 in Fiscal Year 2027 (FY27).  In the best case among three options proposed by the Navy, the fleet would recover to 299 by FY32, 10 years from now. Continue reading “TOC Ready Room 28 April 2022: How do you solve a problem like the Navy? (and other naval musings)”

Welfare as ‘transitional living’ … at Disney World

Transition therapy.

Most transitional place on earth.
Most transitional place on earth.

Sheila Jackson Lee, as noted earlier today at Liberty Unyielding, wants to change the term “welfare” to “transitional living fund.”

That’s apparently Ms. Jackson Lee’s contribution to celebrating the 50th anniversary of the War on Poverty.  And I say, let’s go with the flow.  Trying to “win” this war by eliminating Continue reading “Welfare as ‘transitional living’ … at Disney World”