Don't Tell North Korea: Meet South Korea's Shiny New 'Aircraft Carrier'
The National Interest -

Zachary Keck

Security, Asia

Or, as Seoul calls them, "amphibious assault ship".

Compared to the Izumos, the Dokdos would have to undergo significant renovations to be able to carry the F-35Bs—should Seoul purchase them. In fact, Robert Farley has suggested that the Dokdos probably could not be converted to F-35B carriers without losing their amphibious capabilities.

South Korea has launched its second amphibious assault ship.

(This first appeared earlier in the year.)

On May 14, South Korean...

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