During Monday’s third and final presidential debate, Mitt Romney attacked the Obama administration for advocating for cuts to the military when some aspects of the armed forces are out of date or undermanned. President Barack Obama challenged Romney’s assertion, lacking knowledge about precisely what forces the military needs and proceeded to explain that the military now has weapons systems like aircraft carriers and submarines.
“Our Navy is smaller now than at any time since 1917,” said Romney. “The Navy said they needed 313 ships to carry out their mission. We’re now at 285.”
“I think Gov. Romney maybe has not spent enough time looking at how our military works,” Obama shot back. “We also have fewer horses and bayonets because nature of our military has changed. “There are these things called aircraft carriers where planes land on them. We have these ships that go underwater, nuclear submarines.”
“The question is not a game of Battleship, where we’re counting ships, it’s what are our capabilities,” Obama concluded.
Watch the clip below via Fox News Channel:
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