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The end of Aircraft Carriers?

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like i said in my first post? i think.i was on a carrier.they can take many hits.a carrier has so much time to protect itself.the carrier is in the middle of the fleet.the fleet's radar and sonar is far reaching.then there's aircraft,that extend the radar even further.
i heard that to defeat the va-111,something like depth chargers would be used against them.i don't really know.i truly believe we already have a countermeasure.if YOU know about something,then the military has known for quite some time,and probably has a way around it.

Aircraft carriers are for projecting power anywhere in the world. They are the main stay of a superpower world policeman. The alternative isn't attractive. Expensive bases in foreign countries where billions are poured in to the local economies in regard to jobs and infrastructure.
ie, Dollars for land rental.
The modern aircraft carrier is portable and can cruise off any potential trouble area.
A point to be made here is that there isn't any room in the world for a second power to be there with aircraft carriers as well. When this happened in history it had to be decided at the Battle of Midway.
In peace time these huge weapons excell, as their enemy is the terrorist or pirate nation. But in a real shooting war, I'd hate to try and protect them and if sunk, pick up 6000 sailors from the water with smaller craft.

yeah,you have a point there.i'm stuck.i just don't know.i can't explain it,but i have confidence in a carrier and the fleet surrounding the hawkeye(big dish on top),it can cover 4 million square miles of territory.square miles,not in distance of course.the hawkeye then sends that to the fighters,strtching that distance.yeah,this is a good topic.i have no deffinite answer. :-\

Well you have had first hand experience against my arm chair duty.
I have no doubt that the aircraft carriers can protect themselves, but the big danger could be a first strike similar to Pearl. The only reason that the US carriers weren't lost and possibly ultimately the war was because they were at sea.
I am not saying all the carriers will be at Pearl in the future to be sunk there, today they don't have to be. The enemy knows where they are all the time, unlike submarines. We could see ten Pearl Harbors all at once.

I sure hope that the Joint Chiefs of staff lurk on some of these forums. They'd pick up a lot of useful information from guys like us.

I was thinking the same thing! LOL I even got paranoid lol and didn't put down some stuff on here.
Arm chair duty is duty,and it's better than being shot at or humping it for miles to eat mre's.


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