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. https://nationalinterest.org/blog/buzz/us-navys-worst-nightmare-aircraft-carrier-shortage-45822
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THE U.S. NAVY'S WORST NIGHTMARE: AN AIRCRAFT CARRIER SHORTAGE?
The U.S. Navy reportedly is considering cutting an aircraft carrier, dropping the number of flattops to 10 in the short term and potentially just eight in the longer term, despite a legal requirement for the service to operate at least 11 carriers. The Navy's own force-structure assessment calls for 12 carriers. DAVID AXE READ MORE