I love one of the responses to the Post source
"Gary, this is probably the biggest piece of misinformation that has been written on the subject of the vulnerability of large carriers yet.
This argument has been going on since the end of WW2, where by the way not ONE large US carrier of new design (Essex class, was lost! –small
carriers on the other hand were very vulnerable).
The one point you, and most people miss, is battle tactics. You assume that there are just a bunch of dumb officers sailing into harms way feeling
that nothing can touch them. Nothing can be further from the truth!
As it stands today, the most capable weapon system in any Navy is the US carrier battle group! Notice I said GROUP! Weapons systems work together and
project further out from the group itself. It can project like no other weapons system.
So while missiles are a threat to any carrier, and any ship for that matter, they have been since and during WW2. Nothing new. You build technology to
The real problem is that articles such as these lead people to believe that now that China has a missile, we need to scrap the entire carrier battle
group when actually we need to build more, build them more stealthy, and work on that one system that liberals laughed at for years.- anti ballistic
What you should be pointing out is that we need more technology $$$ in the defense budget to counter these threats! "