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US Navy’s 2020 Budget Opens Debate on Future of the Aircraft Carrier
March 14, 2019

US Navy’s 2020 Budget Opens Debate on Future of the Aircraft Carrier

By Steven Stashwick
Proposals would reduce carrier fleet from 11 to 10 and invest in new capabilities.

US Navy Carrier Strike Group Departs for Patrol in Western Pacific Ocean
May 30, 2018

US Navy Carrier Strike Group Departs for Patrol in Western Pacific Ocean

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The U.S. Navy’s forward deployed carrier USS Ronald Reagan departed Japan for a regularly scheduled patrol in the western Pacific on May 29.
USS Ronald Reagan Enters Sea Trials Off Japan Following Maintenance
May 12, 2018

USS Ronald Reagan Enters Sea Trials Off Japan Following Maintenance

By Ankit Panda
USS Ronald Reagan is close to being back in business.

No, China Did Not Target a US Carrier With Ballistic Missiles Last Summer
January 05, 2017

No, China Did Not Target a US Carrier With Ballistic Missiles Last Summer

By Steven Stashwick
Reports China targeted American aircraft carrier with DF-21s not supported by the Chinese sources cited.

Carrier Wars: Imagine a US Navy Without the F/A-18 Super Hornet
November 17, 2015

Carrier Wars: Imagine a US Navy Without the F/A-18 Super Hornet

By Robert Farley
What would a U.S. Navy without the F/A-18 Super Hornet look like?

America's Aircraft Carrier Challenge
July 10, 2015

America's Aircraft Carrier Challenge

By Robert Farley
The United States may operate 10 carriers, but it doesn't do so at the same time.

In A2/AD Showcase, Iranian Navy Sinks Nimitz Carrier Mock-Up
February 28, 2015

In A2/AD Showcase, Iranian Navy Sinks Nimitz Carrier Mock-Up

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Does the video tell us anything about Iran's anti-access/anti-denial capabilities in the Strait of Hormuz?
Solving the US Navy's Carrier Fleet Puzzle
January 16, 2015

Solving the US Navy's Carrier Fleet Puzzle

By Robert Farley
The United States' Navy still faces a vibrant debate on the future of its aircraft carriers and supercarriers.

Does the US Navy have 10 or 19 Aircraft Carriers?
April 17, 2014

Does the US Navy have 10 or 19 Aircraft Carriers?

By Robert Farley
The U.S. Navy operates 19 ships that could be called aircraft carriers, but only considers 10 to be actual carriers.

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