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Illustration on Obama's destructive impact on the U.S. Navy by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

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An unarmed Trident II D5 missile launches from the Ohio-class fleet ballistic-missile submarine USS Nevada (SSBN 733) off the coast of Southern California. The test launch was part of the U.S. Navy Strategic Systems Programs demonstration and shakedown operation certification process. The successful launch certified the readiness of an SSBN crew and the operational performance of the submarine’s strategic weapons system before returning to operational availability. The launch was the 135th consecutive successful test flight. (U.S. Navy photo by Seaman Benjamin Crossley/Released)

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A B-52 Stratofortress flies past the USS Nimitz as two U.S. Navy F/A-18 Hornets intercept. The B-52 is from the 96th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron deployed to Andersen Air Force Base, Guam. (U.S. Navy photo)

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U.S. Navy and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force ships are underway in formation during Multi-Sail 2015. Multi-Sail is an annual Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 15 exercise designed to assess combat systems, improve teamwork and increase warfighting capabilities in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility. The Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force is participating in Multi-Sail for the first time. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Daniel M. Young/Released)

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FILE -This undated photo released by the U.S. Navy on June 19, 2017, shows Personnel Specialist 1st Class Xavier Alec Martin, 24, from Halethorpe, Md. Flags will be flown at half-staff on Wednesday, Aug. 9 from sunrise to sunset in memory of Martin, who was one of seven soldiers killed when the ship he was on, the USS Fitzgerald, collided with a container ship off the Japanese coast in June. The 24-year-old sailor and his remains are scheduled to be interred at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia in Wednesday. (U.S. Navy via AP)

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This handout image provided Tuesday, July 25, 2017, from the U.S. Navy purports to show an Iranian vessel making a close approach to a U.S. coastal patrol ship USS Thunderbolt, right. The U.S. Navy patrol boat fired warning shots near the Iranian vessel that American sailors said came dangerously close to them during a tense encounter in the Persian Gulf. Iran's Revolutionary Guard later blamed the American ship for provoking the situation. (U.S. Navy via AP)

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FILE - In this April 8, 2017, file photo provided by the U.S. Navy, the USS Gerald R. Ford embarks on the first of its sea trials to test various state-of-the-art systems on its own power for the first time from Newport News, Va. The Navy's newest aircraft carrier will officially join the fleet Saturday, July 22, 2017, at a commissioning overseen by President Donald Trump. But four years will likely pass before the ship’s first deployment as the ship still must go through various tests and trials of its new state-of-the-art technology. (Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Ridge Leoni/U.S. Navy via AP, FIle)

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In this July 2, 2017 photo, Ian Usry, a former jet engine mechanic with the U.S. Navy, who works at the Knoxville Gun Range, instructs a visitor to the range, in Knoxville, Tenn. (Adam Taylor Gash/Tennessee Ledger via AP)

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In this March 22, 2017, photo provided by U.S. Navy, U.S. Navy destroyer USS Stethem transits waters east of the Korean Peninsula during a photo exercise including the U.S. Navy and South Korean Navy during the Operation Foal Eagle. China’s foreign ministry is strongly protesting the U.S. Navy destroyer USS Stethem’s sailing within 12 nautical miles (22 kilometers) of tiny Triton island that is claimed by China, Taiwan and Vietnam.Spokesman Lu Kang said China dispatched naval ships and fighter planes Sunday, July 2, 2017 to “warn off the U.S. vessel.” The U.S. Pacific Fleet had no comment on China's statement or specifics about the Stethem's operations. (Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kurtis A. Hatcher/U.S. Navy via AP)

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In this photo released by U.S. Navy, sailors fold seven U.S. flags during a memorial ceremony at Fleet Activities (FLEACT) Yokosuka, south of Tokyo, Tuesday, June 27, 2017, for seven sailors assigned to USS Fitzgerald who were killed in the June 17 collision. The U.S. Navy has paid tribute to the sailors killed as their warship collided with a merchant ship off Japan this month. The USS Fitzgerald and the Philippine-flagged container collided in the Japanese waters off Yokosuka in the pre-dawn hours of June 17. (Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Raymond D. Diaz III/U.S. Navy via AP)

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ADDS DATE - In this photo released by U.S. Navy, Adm. Scott Swift, commander of U.S. Pacific Fleet, delivers remarks during a memorial ceremony at Fleet Activities (FLEACT) Yokosuka, south of Tokyo, Tuesday, June 27, 2017, for seven sailors assigned to USS Fitzgerald who were killed in the June 17 collision at sea. The U.S. Navy has paid tribute to the sailors killed as their warship collided with a merchant ship off Japan this month. The USS Fitzgerald and the Philippine-flagged container collided in the Japanese waters off Yokosuka in the pre-dawn hours of June 17. (Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Raymond D. Diaz III/U.S. Navy via AP)

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In this photo released by U.S. Navy, sailors fold seven U.S. flags during a memorial ceremony at Fleet Activities (FLEACT) Yokosuka, south of Tokyo, Tuesday, June 27, 2017, for seven sailors assigned to USS Fitzgerald who were killed in the June 17 collision. The U.S. Navy has paid tribute to the sailors killed as their warship collided with a merchant ship off Japan this month. The USS Fitzgerald and the Philippine-flagged container collided in the Japanese waters off Yokosuka in the pre-dawn hours of June 17. (Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Raymond D. Diaz III/U.S. Navy via AP)

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In this photo released by U.S. Navy, sailors fold seven U.S. flags during a memorial ceremony at Fleet Activities (FLEACT) Yokosuka, south of Tokyo, Tuesday, June 27, 2017, for seven sailors assigned to USS Fitzgerald who were killed in the June 17 collision. The U.S. Navy has paid tribute to the sailors killed as their warship collided with a merchant ship off Japan this month. The USS Fitzgerald and the Philippine-flagged container collided in the Japanese waters off Yokosuka in the pre-dawn hours of June 17. (Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Raymond D. Diaz III/U.S. Navy via AP)

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This Jan. 9, 2015 photo shows U.S. Navy Cmdr. David Morales, assigned to Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Korea, during a tour of the a memorial in Pyeongtaek, Republic of Korea. The Navy has charged Morales with accepting gifts and sex with prostitutes from a Malaysian defense contractor.Prosecutors alleged at a preliminary hearing in Norfolk, Virginia, on Monday, June 26, 2017, that Morales accepted bottles of champagne, $5,000 meals and sex, and helped Singapore-based businessman Leonard Francis, nicknamed "Fat Leonard," secure lucrative contracts to service U.S. Navy ships in Asian ports. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Wendy Wyman via AP))

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This combination of undated photos released Monday, June 19, 2017, by the U.S. Navy shows the seven U.S. sailors who died in a collision between the USS Fitzgerald and a container ship off Japan on Saturday, June 17, 2017. From top left to right, Personnel Specialist 1st Class Xavier Alec Martin, 24, from Halethorpe, Md.; Yeoman 3rd Class Shingo Alexander Douglass, 25, from San Diego, Calif.; Gunner's Mate Seaman Dakota Kyle Rigsby, 19, from Palmyra, Va.; and Fire Controlman 2nd Class Carlos Victor Ganzon Sibayan, 23, from Chula Vista, Calif. From bottom left to right, Sonar Technician 3rd Class Ngoc T Truong Huynh, 25, from Oakville, Conn.; Gunner's Mate 2nd Class Noe Hernandez, 26, from Weslaco, Texas; and Fire Controlman 1st Class Gary Leo Rehm Jr., 37, from Elyria, Ohio. (U.S. Navy via AP)

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This undated photo released by the U.S. Navy, Monday, June 19, 2017, shows Gunner's Mate Seaman Dakota Kyle Rigsby, 19, from Palmyra, Virginia. Rigsby is one of the seven sailors who died in a collision between the USS Fitzgerald and a container ship off Japan on Saturday, June 17, 2017. (U.S. Navy via AP)

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This undated photo released by the U.S. Navy, Monday, June 19, 2017, shows Fire Controlman 2nd Class Carlos Victor Ganzon Sibayan, 23, from Chula Vista, California. Sibayan is one of the seven sailors who died in a collision between the USS Fitzgerald and a container ship off Japan on Saturday, June 17, 2017. (U.S. Navy via AP)

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This undated photo released by the U.S. Navy, Monday, June 19, 2017, shows Personnel Specialist 1st Class Xavier Alec Martin, 24, from Halethorpe, Maryland. Martin is one of the seven sailors who died in a collision between the USS Fitzgerald and a container ship off Japan on Saturday, June 17, 2017. (U.S. Navy via AP)

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This undated photo released by the U.S. Navy, Monday, June 19, 2017, shows Gunner's Mate 2nd Class Noe Hernandez, 26, from Weslaco, Texas. Hernandez is one of the seven sailors who died in a collision between the USS Fitzgerald and a container ship off Japan on Saturday, June 17, 2017. (U.S. Navy via AP)

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This undated photo released by the U.S. Navy, Monday, June 19, 2017, shows Yeoman 3rd Class Shingo Alexander Douglass, 25, from San Diego, California. Douglass is one of the seven sailors who died in a collision between the USS Fitzgerald and a container ship off Japan on Saturday, June 17, 2017. (U.S. Navy via AP)