My studies of race and my training in heuristic probability and decision making tells me that the U.S. Navy will pull out all stops to avoid having to confront the negative effects of Affirmative Action on Navy effectiveness.
In other words, the most likely explanation for the ship collisions involving the McCain and the Fitzgerald involve cognitively unqualified minorities being assigned duties that led to the accidents. IQ and dutifulness matter.
There’s some chance the navigation systems were hacked, but shouldn’t the Navy be aware of such a possibility. This is the Navy that’s supposed to help America emerge victorious in World War III against Russia and China?
Spare me the unwarranted optimism. Clean out the Affirmative Action deadwood from the services and maybe the U.S. might have a fighting chance.
A top admiral has said that the US Navy will ‘consider’ whether two fatal collisions this summer could have been the result of a cyber attack.
Admiral John Richardson, the chief of naval operations, said on Monday that there were ‘no indications right now’ that the two ships were hacked, but added investigators ‘will consider all possibilities’.
The shocking possibility emerged as the Navy ordered a broad investigation into the performance and readiness of the Pacific-based 7th Fleet.
Early Monday, the USS John S. McCain collided with an oil tanker in Southeast Asian waters, leaving 10 American sailors missing and several others injured.
It was the second major collision in the last two months involving the Navy’s 7th Fleet, after seven sailors died when the USS Fitzgerald and a container ship collided in waters off Japan on June 17.
Early Tuesday, three navies were hunting desperately for the McCain’s 10 missing sailors as the search and rescue mission dragged into a second day.
As part of an ongoing investigation into the USS Fitzgerald incident the Captain, the Executive Officer and Master Chief Petty Officer were removed from duty last week.
‘The collision was avoidable, and both ships demonstrated poor seamanship,’ the Navy’s 7th Fleet said in a statement, noting that ‘flawed’ teamwork among those assigned to keep watch contributed to the collision.
The Navy said the three had shown ‘inadequate leadership.’ Separately, seven junior officers were relieved of their duties because they had shown ‘poor seamanship’ and bad teamwork, 7th Fleet spokesman Cmdr. Clay Doss said on Friday.
Meanwhile , aircraft from the USS America and ships and aircraft from the navies of Malaysia and Singapore were focusing their search for the missing 10 sailors from the USS John S. McCain on an area east of the city-state where the two vessels collided early the day before at an approach to a busy shipping lane.
The McCain is now docked at Singapore’s naval base. The 7th Fleet said the McCain’s crew is emptying compartments that flooded when the collision ruptured its hull.
Richardson will call for a pause in operations and seek a deeper look at how the Navy trains and certifies its forces that are operating around Japan, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Monday.
Placating nonwhites has many costs to American society. Seven dead and ten missing are part of that death toll.
We should have picked our own cotton.