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Collisions: Did Culture Trump Technology?

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    Posted: 02 Sep 2017 at 2:08pm
It has been my experience that folks who have no vices have very few virtues.~Abe Lincoln
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Another point of view regarding the recent collisions of Navy ships.

Quote The crux of the Navy’s collisions
Social engineering mandates have compromised shipboard readiness

By Admiral James A. Lyons, Jr., U. S. Navy
September 6, 2017

The U.S. Navy’s loss of two sophisticated, key anti-ballistic-missile-capable destroyers within a matter of several weeks is symptomatic of a much larger issue. The fact that these highly maneuverable ships were “steaming” independently and collided with two civilian merchant ships, which was clearly avoidable, demands drastic corrective action. A recent directive by the Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson calling for a top-to-bottom review by all levels of the Navy’s command structure is a step in the right direction.

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/sep/6/navy-ship-collisions-can-be-avoided-in-the-future/


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Admiral Lyons is 89 years old and been retired longer than I. I think he is too "old navy" and does not understand the society and Navy of his grandchildren.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Dr. Stan Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Yesterday at 2:42pm
T-Word??  What is wrong with the word, "too", for goodness sakes?  I grant you that sometimes "too" has negative connotations, as in too fat.  But, other times "too" can be a positive thing, as in too wealthy (how can you be?) or too much freedom (how can you have too much freedom?).  Just saying . . . Wink

*Whoops!?  What happened?  I just made this post in response to GaryKC's post which appears to have disappeared.  Color me . . . Confused



Edited by Dr. Stan - Yesterday at 2:48pm
It has been my experience that folks who have no vices have very few virtues.~Abe Lincoln
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Hey, it wasn't me this time, honest!
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