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originally posted by: RadioRobert
It's an expensive way to beat up on countries who cannot defend themselves. But China wants into the game. A carrier isn't "just" a target or "useless". It is simply a massive investment for limited return.
Also, the battleships were entering obsolescence with the Taranto raid in 1940, but all combatants were still funding "super-battleships" like the Iowa's, Montana's, Lion's, KGV's, Yammato's, Bismark's, H-classes, etc. Just because people continue to build and operate them does not make them a wise investment of resources.
Great, so when you moving there?
originally posted by: dfnj2015
a reply to: anzha
China does most of the World's manufacturing. They have the most money. They have the best engineers and the largest number of engineers. It's just a matter of time before they are the most powerful nation on Earth.
The US has no manufacturing jobs so there's no tax base to pay for all the military spending. Please we have to many resources going into foreign military bases. And we do not have enough engineers and scientists graduating from college because there's no money in honest labor.
It's okay, the US had a good run.
originally posted by: PokeyJoe
a reply to: dfnj2015
LOL what? The US doesnt have the tax base to afford our military spending? Well where the hell does our three quarters of a TRILLION dollar defense budget come from every year?
originally posted by: Bluntone22
So funny that people say that carriers are just easy targets but look at china.