Designed during the Cold War.
Key point: Like the Soviet Union, Russia knows that aircraft carriers are force multipliers for the U.S. military.
In the event of World War II, the Soviet Union planned to go after the U.S. Navy’s fleet of aircraft carriers in a big way. The carriers were a flexible and powerful weapon that could operate at the peripheries of Soviet power, doing everything from supporting land operations to launching nuclear strikes. The Soviet...
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