With SECNAV, ADM Harvey and SALAMANDER wanting it to happen for the same reason; how can it not happen?
Whether the Navy would abandon plans to move a carrier, Mabus said it would not.Well, we know what could stop this no-brainer - petty VA politics. Let's give the new Congress a chance to do the right thing.
"I knew that question was coming, and I'm not going to be defensive about it," he went on, according to a report in The Virginian-Pilot.
Virginia's Congressional delegation has been pushing back hard on the decision, made earlier this year, to homeport a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier at Mayport Naval Station.
Mabus told the Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce it simply wasn't wise to homeport the East Coast's entire carrier fleet in one port.
"From a strategic standpoint, that's not sustainable," he told the crowd. "We have to disperse our carrier fleet."