Fiscal Crisis Begins to Deliver First Shocks to National Security

From: Defense Media Network

Navy Forced to Reschedule Carrier Strike Group Rotation

Fiscal crisis begins to deliver first shocks to national security

On Wednesday, Feb. 6, Pentagon Press Secretary George Little announced that the rotation schedule for USN carrier strike groups (CSGs) had been reevaluated, and all future deployments rescheduled. Previously, U.S. military policy had been to keep a pair of CSGs in the Persian Gulf at any given moment, mainly to provide deterrence against the Iranians and their growing nuclear weapons and guided missile programs. The reason given was the ongoing fiscal confusion generated by the continuing resolution (CR) that is currently funding the Department of Defense (DoD) in lieu of a finished national defense appropriations act.


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