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a) We don't, and are just building them because it makes the Pentagun go starry-eyed, and we really, really luv the Pentagun.

Why would there be any more than this?

The one thing the military hardware types are reliably bad at is strategy. There's very little evidence that they have even basic strategic skills and plenty of evidence that they make bad, stupid and expensive decisions.

These carriers are being built primarily for symbolic and political reasons, not strategic ones.

by ThatBritGuy (thatbritguy (at) googlemail.com) on Wed Oct 15th, 2008 at 07:19:48 PM EST
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