How China Plans to Win a War Against the Navy: Sink Its Aircraft Carriers

May 16, 2018 7:15 am nationalinterest.org
How China Plans to Win a War Against the Navy: Sink Its Aircraft Carriers

After the missile tests, the carrier USS Nimitz left the Persian Gulf region and raced back to the western Pacific. This was an even more powerful carrier battle group, consisting of the Aegis cruiser Port Royal, guided missile destroyers Oldendorf and Callaghan (which would later be transferred to the Taiwanese Navy), guided missile frigate USS Ford, and nuclear attack submarine USS Portsmouth. Nimitz and its escorts took up station in the Philippine Sea, ready to assist Independence. Contrary to popular belief, neither carrier…

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