Obama has allowed the Navy to deteriorate to the point it can't respond to attacks
Washington Free Beacon:
Navy Faces Deployment Crisis as Aging Ships Get SidelinedI believe this is by design. The Obama administration and Democrats are willing to put national security at risk to avoid the use of force. It should be an issue in the 2016 election. Hillary Clinton probably supports the current policy and Trump has been incoherent on the issue.
Experts warn of U.S. inability to respond in Persian Gulf, Asian Pacific