"A major international naval exercise last month in and around the Persian Gulf and
Arabian Sea, led by the U.S. Navy with more than 30 other nations participating,
located fewer than half of the practice mines laid at sea.
This outcome of the highly publicized military drills — not publicly known until now —
underscores how difficult it may be for the United States and its partners to detect and
incapacitate waterborne explosive devices that Iran has threatened to plant if its nuclear
facilities come under attack."
|U.S.S. Enterprise (The "Big E")|
I don't see this as a weakness of our Navy. I see it as an example of why they conduct "exercises." They practice and they learn. They fix problems and get stronger. I'm thankful they discovered something that needs fixing under circumstances that won't get somebody killed.
I do have one concern. Why do we continue to tell the world about a weakness? Shut up and fix the problem. I have no idea who thought this was a good idea or what they hoped to accomplish.