America's Nimitz-Class Aircraft Carriers Have Helped Make The Navy A World-Class Force
The National Interest -

Sebastien Roblin

Security, Americas

Impressive vessels.

Key point: America's carriers remain critical to power projection.

Giant aircraft carriers have become synonymous with U.S. military power, but many do not realize just how exceptional these vessels are.

These floating air bases are loaded with dozens of advanced war planes and can launch up to 150 sorties per day. No other nation has deployed a nuclear-powered supercarriers of comparable size and striking power—and the United States Navy...

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