Originally Posted by LiveSteam
Carriers move about the world in a task force or a ring of smaller ships around the main carrier to protect it from incoming threats. You would be blown to hell long before you ever seen the carrier you intended to attack. & there is just shit tons of anti air defenses for incoming missals ect
That's a fair point, and one I agree with. But I think my point still stands. In that you can't just build 5/10/15 new ships and change things. You have your forward force projection, which operates in task forces, and your strategic assets that do and do not.
So if the argument is that we need another aircraft carrier group, or another battle group, that's fine. But that's a significant investment, and one that takes decades to undertake. And at some point it becomes a question of what are we trying to accomplish that we can't already? Are we really stretched that thin?
And long-term, the major powers are going to improve their technology to the point that these massive deployments matter less and less. You can have the best missile defense in the world, and still not stop a complete barrage if they know where you are and can track you.