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Obama Sequester Warning: Carriers Will Sit Idle When They Should Deploy to Persian Gulf

President Barack Obama is arguing that looming government-wide spending cuts could idle military resources like naval aircraft carriers, while Republicans are criticizing the president for taking his arguments outside Washington instead of staying to work out a plan before Friday’s deadline.


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Va Shipbuilder Gets Navy Contract For USS Abraham Lincoln Carrier Overhaul

The Abraham Lincoln is the fifth Nimitz-class carrier built by Newport News Shipbuilding and also will be the fifth ship of the class to undergo this major life-cycle milestone.