America Needs More Aircraft Carriers, And Britain's Royal Navy Has An Idea
The National Interest -

Michael Peck


Is leasing an option?

Key point: In some ways, leasing British warships to America would revive an old relationship.

To offset a shrinking defense budget, the British military is considering whether to lease a carrier to the Americans, according to British media. The instigator of the scheme? The British Army, which considers carriers to be expensive floating targets. So if the budget demands sacrifices, let it fall on the Royal Navy.

“The army hates aircraft carriers,...

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