One need only open a newspaper to see the incredible challenges facing our military today. An unprecedented "high-low" mix of overseas operations, rising regional superpowers, and transnational trends such as piracy and radical Islam all contribute to a complex range of scenarios for military planners and defense analysts. In this budget season, there are widely divergent views regarding the shape of our current and future military and how to remain responsive to an ever-increasing list of contingencies.
It Takes A Carrier: Naval Aviation and the Hybrid Fight
Carriers still provide capability unmatched by any other weapon system in the U.S. arsenal.
By Rear Admiral Terry B. Kraft, U.S. Navy