The USS Freedom (LCS-1) is being dispatched to the
, laden with 10 pallets of supplies. That’s right, a 3000 ton vessel carrying a whopping 10 pallets! I guess every little bit helps in a disaster but that’s the definition of a little bit. Philippines
Is it just me or does this smack of a PR ploy? The mighty LCS rushing to save the day with enough supplies to feed a family of four for a couple of days?
Setting aside my absolute disgust over this transparent stunt, has the Navy considered what will happen if Freedom experiences another one of its all too frequent mechanical failures? Unlike the
deployment where no one really cared or kept too close a track on the ship’s activities, a failure during this operation, with international press keeping a close watch, would be an enormous embarrassment for the LCS program. You’ve got to believe there will be some Admirals keeping nervous fingers crossed for the duration of this PR operation. Singapore