Benjamin Franklin nailed it when he said, "Fatigue is the best pillow." True story, Benny. There's nothing like pushing your body so far past exhaustion that you'd willingly, even longingly, take a nap on a concrete slab.
The U.S. Navy broke with its tradition of hyping up F-35 deployments by sending of the USS Essex jump-jet carrier into the Western Pacific with a deck full of the revolutionary fighter jets — and it could signal a big change in how the U.S. deals with its toughest adversaries.
The Navy made history on Monday by putting to sea for the first time ever an aircraft carrier with F-35B jets — and by deploying them in the Pacific, it's a message China and North Korea are sure to hear loud and clear.
The Navy's USS Wasp helicopter carrier will replace the USS Bonhomme Richard in the 7th Fleet's forward-deployed base at Sasebo, Japan, giving the U.S. an F-35B compatible aircraft carrier right at North Korea and China's doorstep.