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Sunday Maritime Book Review: Thunder in the Night

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On April 27, 2008
In early 1972 the heavy cruiser Newport News deployed to Southeast Asia. Newport News was one of the last of the big gun cruisers, commissioned in 1949 and carrying 9 8-inch guns with an automatic reload system that allowed the cruiser to fire ninety shells per minute. The cruiser was playing a role similar to […]

Carrier Blogging

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On April 15, 2008

A couple of aircraft carrier related links for your afternoon… Via Danger Room, Martin Sieff has a new series at UPI on the vulnerability of carriers to submarine attack. Galrahn has a very usef

Kitty Hawk to India?

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On February 28, 2008
Last August I wrote: It’s unclear whether the Indians will keep Viraat around for another three years or accept a carrier deployment gap. It’s kind of interesting to me that, in spite of our newfound tight friendship with the Indians, I haven’t heard a peep about selling India one of the six supercarriers the US […]

Stennis

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On November 26, 2007

Matt makes a good case that John C. Stennis is the worst American ever to give his name to a major capital ship. Any thoughts from our resident naval antiquarians on the worst human being who’s

Concerns About the Future of the Carrier

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On October 29, 2007
Norman Polmar has a nice post up at Defense Tech about the future of the aircraft carrier. The big deck carrier remains an extremely powerful platform, but is also remarkably expensive, especially considering the extended task force needed to support and defend a carrier. I’m a little less skeptical than many about the carrier; people […]

And Now the Navy…

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On October 23, 2007

I have a piece at TAP Online about America’s “elegant decline” or lack thereof: We live in strange times. While the United States is responsible for close to 50 percent of aggregate

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