Originally Posted by WoodDraw
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.
See the problem is people are being duped into this belief that any future wars will be against terrorist types. I'll say that if we were ever to get into a true war with a Korea, Russia or China you'll wish we had built those extra carrirers.