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. https://nationalinterest.org/blog/buzz/us-navys-worst-nightmare-aircraft-carrier-shortage-45822
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THE U.S. NAVY'S WORST NIGHTMARE: AN AIRCRAFT CARRIER SHORTAGE?
The U.S. Navy reportedly is considering cutting an aircraft carrier, dropping the number of flattops to 10 in the short term and potentially just eight in the longer term, despite a legal requirement for the service to operate at least 11 carriers. The Navy's own force-structure assessment calls for 12 carriers. The Washington Post columnist David Ignatius first reported the proposed cut on Feb. 26, 2019. Breaking Defense a day later confirmed that the 21-year-old USS Harry S. Truman is the ship in question. DAVID AXE READ MORE