America Needs World War II-Style Convoys To Win a Fight With China
The National Interest -

David Axe

U.S. Navy, Asia

One problem: there aren't enough warships.

Here's What You Need to Know: There's a serious shortage of surface warships.

A convoy of five American cargo ships made a simulated run through hostile waters in September 2019 during a sprawling, short-notice test of the U.S. fleet’s ability to ship people and cargo during a major war.

The simulated, World War II-style convoy underscored the importance of sealift to U.S. war plans, as well as the shortage of naval escorts...

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