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Old 17-04-2012, 04:15
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Zumwalt Class guided missile destroyer DDG-1002 built by Bath Iron Works has been named USS Lyndon B. Johnson (DDG-1002).

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Old 17-04-2012, 08:27
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Better a destroyer than a CVN!

Too bad PO2 Michael A. Monsoor has to have his ship lumped together with an Admiral who did more harm than good in his time as Chief of Naval Operations and a backstabbing failure of an accidental* President who got his country into a disastrous war and was hated even within his own party!


* Got the position of Vice-President due to political arm-twisting... he was NOT JFK's first (or second) choice.

Some people feel he had some improper involvement in the circumstances surrounding JFK's assassination... since he was under criminal investigation for "massaging" security to allow prostitutes (including a known Soviet agent) into government offices and residences (including the White House), and his oil holdings were threatened by legislation JFK was pushing... both of which were immediately squelched as soon as LBJ took office.
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Old 17-04-2012, 11:03
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Better a destroyer than a CVN!

Too bad PO2 Michael A. Monsoor has to have his ship lumped together with an Admiral who did more harm than good in his time as Chief of Naval Operations and a backstabbing failure of an accidental* President who got his country into a disastrous war and was hated even within his own party!


* Got the position of Vice-President due to political arm-twisting... he was NOT JFK's first (or second) choice.

Some people feel he had some improper involvement in the circumstances surrounding JFK's assassination... since he was under criminal investigation for "massaging" security to allow prostitutes (including a known Soviet agent) into government offices and residences (including the White House), and his oil holdings were threatened by legislation JFK was pushing... both of which were immediately squelched as soon as LBJ took office.
I agree with much of that, but Kennedy does have a major degree of culpability regarding Vietnam.

http://www.maryferrell.org/wiki/inde...dy_and_Vietnam


this naming of ships after presidents doesn't seem to work as far as I can see.

Gerald Ford: never even elected and achieved nothing

George Bush: in the pocket of big oil, instigated a distrously concieved war which still has its repercussions, bought his son the presidency

Ronald Reagan, helper of the rich and founder of the economic mess, via deregulationn that the western world still suffers from, inept at international politics

Abraham Lincoln: a fair call

Franklyn Roosevelt: a fair call

George Washington: a slave owner, but threy were all at it, so a fair call
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Old 17-04-2012, 14:23
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At least it wasn't a CVN; but given its cost versus capability....seems like an LCS would have been a "better choice"............and therefore more fitting of LBJs' "accomplishments"...........DFO
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Old 17-04-2012, 20:22
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In addition to which, LBJs naval career was a crock of excrement as well, for which he was awarded a Silver Star by MacAurthur's headquarters for actually almost approaching a real combat situation. Sort of like actually almost approaching a real President. Next will be the USS Jefferson Davis...
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Old 17-04-2012, 21:55
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USS Josiah Bartlett. Hey it's your navy and it isn't my place, but the West Wing was a great show.
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A photo of progress on LBJ.
https://scontent-iad3-1.xx.fbcdn.net...0d&oe=59FBF34F
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Here is a video from Dahlgren of a repeating rail gun.
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=QO_zXuOQy6A
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Old 14-09-2017, 17:46
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Default Re: USS Lyndon B Johnson DDG-1002

Johnson was enormously successful in encouraging legislation that addressed social problems in the US. Except for FDR, I think he had the greatest impact on government in recent history. The Vietnam War was a mistake, but most Americans supported it in the beginning. Most of us believed in the domino theory. Johnson believed his generals as did most Americans at the start. He had enough integrity to step aside once he realized that the course he charted was not the right one.

In all fairness, a carrier should have been named after him.
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Old 14-09-2017, 17:54
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With all due respect and attempting to get back on topic without a point by point listing of the horrible things he has done that are still impacting life in America, I disagree.
I personally, I think perhaps an FFG may be appropriate.
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