Yet more 'carriers are the messiah' drivel from the Phoenix Think Tank...

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Seriously, if these guys can be called defence experts, then I'm going to start sending my CV in and get a new job. This is like watching arguments made by 5 year olds as to why their dads car is better than yours.
As someone who is actualy in favour* of carrier air/amphib/etc I sometimes wonder if this lot are actualy serving RAF officers attempting to discredit the arguement...


*But considers the choices made currently about how to provide it rather depressing.
 
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Sorry Dun - I only picked up the article this morning, didnt spot the date on it. My bad on that.
 
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benjaminw1

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Sorry Dun - I only picked up the article this morning, didnt spot the date on it. My bad on that.
Still, a timely reminder of the Tool that is Alexander... (Esp. with the Pompey media idiocy re Harriers)
 
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I have a theory about the author of this site. I believe that he gushes on his thinktank because of the feeling of liberation that you get writing about topics that interest you without the burden of proof that academic writing forces upon the author. Well It's what I feel when I write on my blog.

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The principle researcher should stick to playing with airfix carriers in his bath.



Sorry Dun - I only picked up the article this morning, didnt spot the date on it. My bad on that.
Don't feel bad Sir, the Principle Researcher has been building a new website in between building his airfix carriers but he assures me a torrent of wisdom is winging our way as we speak.
 

seaweed

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What principles does he research?
 
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I was just wondering what you guys thought about this?

On Battleland A provocative vision of a post-supercarrier US Navy by T.P.M. Barnett
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As Hendrix and Williams conclude, it's time to stop building the big-deck supercarriers and go with the "small" deck amphibs as a cheaper and more flexible package. So you start experimenting with the real future - mother ships featuring waves upon waves of cheaper drones, while running out the lifespan string of the big decks. To me, this is THE obvious way to go: signaling to the Chinese that we will continue to match them on the major features of their catch-up strategy while likewise demonstrating that we're moving on to the next generation of power projection – sort of a “I'll call your new carrier and raise you my next-gen, drone-spewing mother ship!”

This is how a superpower, suffering relative economic decline, keeps up its global power projection at a reasonable cost. Excellent piece by Hendrix and Williams. Worth reading in entirety for details.
This is in the US context of still have having multiple supercarriers with fast jets on them and no Frenchmen in sight.
 

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