DOD Considering Pacific Home for Carrier Shifted from Atlantic Fleet

By Jason Sherman / February 2, 2006 at 5:00 AM
The Defense Department has not decided where to homeport the additional aircraft carrier it plans to shift from the Atlantic to the Pacific Fleet, according to a senior Pentagon official and naval analysts. A final verdict will be shaped over the next year by powerful domestic political forces, budget considerations and Navy requirements, these sources say. The 2005 Quadrennial Defense Review, set to be unveiled tomorrow, includes a new plan to increase the number of aircraft carriers in the Pacific...

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