Posted by: JWP | 10/23/2009

Why is #Pacom in a hurry to deploy this ship

USS Freedom to Deploy Early

October 14, 2009

navy news

The Navy announced the decision to deploy the USS Freedom (LCS 1) in early 2010 to the Southern Command and Pacific Command areas ahead of her originally scheduled 2012 maiden deployment.

According to Navy leaders, littoral combat ships (LCS) are needed now to close urgent warfighting gaps.

“Deploying LCS now is a big step forward in getting this ship where it needs to be – operating in the increasingly important littoral regions,” said Adm. Gary Roughead, chief of naval operations. “We must deliver this critical capability to the warfighter now.” more

Not sure where in the pacific they have  ‘warfighting gaps’ . Is it in South Korea or Mindanao. US troops are busy in this part of the philippines

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