Images of the proposed DD(X)
DD(X). In the world of Naval warships, I'm sure those three letters mean a lot to those that read my blog. Without a doubt, this destroyer with Stealth technology will be the most expensive the US Navy has ever seen. Probably the most expensive in the whole world! I can't say that I agree that the $3 BILLION dollar price tag is worth it considering we (the U.S.) has already set precendent in commanding and ruling the high seas. Our vessels are already reknown in the world as the "elite". Subs such as "Her Majesty"
I guess my feeling is that while we're fighting a senseless war in a far away land (Those that know Star Trek MUST agree that the Prime Directive is necessary at times....), do we really as a country (impoverished in some areas) want to invest that kind of money to make an "uber ship" when what we have is adequate and formidable? Personally, I'd rather see it invested in healthcare, or education versus the armed forces, but I can't see that happening with "W" at our helm. I think nurses are GROSSLY underpaid, as well as teachers, police officers and fire fighters. No one really thinks of nurses, until they themselves or a loved one is in need of care, then they become precious and priceless. So, $3 BILLION seems like a goodly sum to get started investing in those occupations that invest in US. However, again, with baby Bush in the lead, I doubt that money will see the light of day unless we are putting it toward the military.