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  •  The real reasons to continue to build aircraft (1+ / 0-)
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    carriers are twofold:

    1) It preserves a lot of union jobs. (Newport News Shipbuilding may well be the largest single unionized factory in any right to work state in the entire US.)

    2) If we ever stop building them, the engineers and construction workers will be laid off and dispersed all over the US. It will be astronomically expensive to get them back.

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