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The U.S. Navy’s Big Mistake — Building Tons of Supercarriers

The Pentagon behaves as if aircraft carriers will rule forever … they won’t

War Is Boring
May 27, 2015 · 20 min read
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At top — the USS Ronald Reagan at sea on Oct. 22, 2008. Above — the USS Gerald R. Ford at dock on Aug. 11, 2013. Navy photos
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An American aircraft carrier viewed through a Soviet periscope, circa 1974. Russian navy photo
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Above left— Chinese Hubei-class fast missile boats. Photo via Chinese internet. Above right — a Club-K container ship cruise missile. Wikimedia photo. Below left — an illustration from Chinese media depicting a DF-1D attack on the U.S. Navy. Illustration via Chinese Internet. Below right — a Russian Sovremmeny-class destroyer. Wikimedia photo
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The carrier-launched X-47B unmanned aircraft near USS George H.W. Bush on May 14, 2013. Navy photo
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Above left — the USS New Mexico in March 2010. Above right — an unmanned underwater vehicle during a Navy demonstration. Below left — the USNS John Glenn. Below right — concept art for the USNS Lewis B. Puller. Navy photos
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