delmontequality
4 years ago1,000+ Views
Want to be a world power? Then an aircraft carrier, it seems, is the minimum requirement for joining this elite club. You need a blue water navy (deep sea faring navy) to qualify. Currently I would say the US is the only true global naval power. In China, a retro-fitted former Ukrainian carrier dating back to the Soviet era is the flagship of the country's hopes for a "blue water" navy -- a fleet that can operate on the high seas thousands of nautical miles from base. India has launched its first home built aircraft carrier as part of a plan to operate three carrier battle groups by 2020. And Japan -- whose navy is officially classed as a self-defense force -- has controversially unveiled what it has classed as a flat-topped helicopter destroyer, but to China looks perilously akin to an aircraft carrier.
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you would think japan would use more resources to stop nuclear spillage than build expensive aircraft carriers to fight who?
i'm not surprised
but the us has 12 carrier groups, no other country has even 1
wow, didnt know that @balishag
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