Should the Navy Bring Back Super Battleships?
The National Interest -

Robert Farley

Security, Americas

A terrible idea.

Key point: Large warships are obsolete and easy to sink.

Is it time to bring back the battleship? 

For decades, naval architects have concentrated on building ships that, by the standards of the World Wars, are remarkably brittle. These ships can deal punishment at much greater ranges than their early 20th century counterparts, but they can’t take a hit. Is it time to reconsider this strategy, and once again build protected ships? This article...

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