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Maybe for example and we have fewer ships than we did in 1960.
Well governor we also have fewer horses and bailouts.
Because the nature of our -- changed.
That line from President Obama -- won a few comments in his third today with the governor Romney but for some defense experts a shrinking navy.
And what it can mean to our national security is no laughing matter now governor Romney's team is turning the punch line against the president.
I'm pointing out the dangers of defense cuts out of my house was on that -- -- don't now how has governor Romney tried to turn this to his advantage now.
Yeah Billy has try to turn this to -- -- advantage that you mention that and show that zinger on Monday night as it was called.
It really had a lot of people starting to talk not only the military industry but also Americans asking what is sequestration.
What does that mean it's really budget cuts that are forced on the US and if that does happen.
The military is worried about the possibility that their numbers will go down specifically the navy so what Romney has done.
He's trying to turn this -- into an advantage for him turning into somewhat of a smaller campaign -- even releasing -- radio ad take a listen.
As President Obama know how much his defense cuts will Curtis sure his flippant remarks -- and Romney.
But do they also expose how President Obama views the world and America's place -- it.
That -- to -- is a new one release yesterday of some of the battleground states as you can see bill trying to turn that.
Original zinger about the smaller items smaller fleet potentially.
It is having -- used his advance out of we've heard from both sides about these cuts what do the numbers show.
You don't -- within a couple stories of course for the -- recently -- impact out in the Pacific of course the Chinese build -- story as well in fact is a lot of people in the -- -- tell you expect -- -- KT -- one of our Fox News -- we'll tell you as well the -- don't shrink the -- still have to get from one place to another there's still a lot of area to cover so we put together some numbers for you give you an idea to give you a perspective.
Of how many ships are out there right now the current baby status is this active ships 287.
They've asked for 313.
The number they pretty much settled long though he's about 300 by 2019.
And it's sequestration does happen.
The potential is down as low as 230 people worried about that -- the historical perspective on all this.
Active -- in 287.
At the end of the Bush Administration there -- 278.
But there were a number under construction at the time of course.
And at the end of the Cold War back in 1991 there once 529.
People on both sides have their argument some saying you know 230 just find others saying 300 while it's a floor -- really needs to be a lot more tickle us.
Have limited resources.
We don't have everything we want.
Navy -- used history its resources to buy these bigger.
And presumably better ships but that's meant tradeoff of socks you start dropping down into the mid or low two hundreds.
Then I believe you're going to have to be asking the question.
Where do we not want to be.
At some point you simply run out the numbers to generate.
The president's and in those places.
You know while governor -- is trying to make his campaign topic right now.
It is something to watch very closely no matter who wins the election bills we approach the end of the year -- -- numbers for you because it is a big concern for the navy as they continue their operations all around the globe both offense and defense and and humanitarian bill.
It is military it is strategy and its jobs Adam Housley thank you absolutely.
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