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View Diary: Chart of the Day: Aircraft carriers. U.S. has more than everybody else combined, and then some (276 comments)

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  •  We'll see how we like it (0+ / 0-)

    If somebody like, oh let's say China, decides to "project power" in the Western Hemisphere.

    If the pilot's good, see, I mean if he's reeeally sharp, he can barrel that baby in so low... oh you oughta see it sometime. It's a sight. A big plane like a '52... varrrooom! Its jet exhaust... frying chickens in the barnyard!

    by Major Kong on Wed Apr 16, 2014 at 05:10:58 AM PDT

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    •  Ok then.. (0+ / 0-)

      Do you think the US needs to be able to project power in support of various treaties we are signatories to? It's not so much that I support our projecting power it's just that if we are going to we need mobile airbases to do it.

    •  How are they going to do it? (0+ / 0-)

      Because they are faaar from having carriers much less carrier groups. They don't have the planes, the catapults, the AAA defense system, the submarines...

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