I have a couple of questions with respect to using my carriers. It is mid January 1942, playing as the allies. I sent Lexington and Enterprise on a raid of the Marshall Islands, and withdrew back to Pearl. When I got back, my ships had a small amount of system and engine damage as expected. Most notably, Lexington had some engine trouble that needed the shipyard to fix, and would take 1-2 weeks. After waiting most of the time, I went back to check and found she had 1% system damage with everything else fixed, and an estimate of 2 days to complete repairs. There appeared to be an emerging opportunity in the Bismarck islands, and I wanted to form up the task force again (I disbanded it to repair the ships) to send it there. However, it said the ship was unavailable, even after putting it into "readiness" repair state. Why could I not add Lexington to my task force?
I was able to form up the task force the next turn. When I did, I figured I put Halsey in command again. However, it said I needed 60 political points to do this. All other leaders cost between 2-5 political points (even the other VADMs). Why is the cost for Halsey so expensive compared to the others?