Duncan Hunter Says: Give CV-67 (JFK) To NATO

Via Live From The FDNF:

In one of those rare moments of original thought and fresh thinking in Washington, Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-CA), chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, is promoting an idea to give the conventional aircraft carrier, John F. Kennedy (CV-67), to NATO.

This is a clever idea. Since the US is going to decommission it anyways, why not turn this non-nuclear carrier over to the EU/NATO (or offer to anyways)?

The EU/NATO could use it for things like sys-admin work and support, disaster response, stability operations, and counter-terrorist activities alone or jointly with the US.

The EU says they want to be more involved, and the US would like them to. Give them JFK and let them try. There is no harm done if they refuse. If they accept, the potential upside is great.

An alternative might be to offer it to our emerging and future partner in Asia for the same use: India.

Australia might want to make use of it too.

One Response

  1. Update:


    “After nearly 40 years of service in the United States Navy, Kennedy was officially decommissioned on 1 August 2007. She is berthed at the NAVSEA Inactive Ships On-site Maintenance facility in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. As of November 2009 she was available for donation as a museum and memorial to a qualified organization.”

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