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RAND Report re: Alternative US Aircraft Carrier Missions

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(click to view full) RAND’s National Defense Research Institute does a lot of work for the US military and defense intelligence communities under joint contract DASW01-01-C-0004. One recent piece addresses the future of America’s carrier fleet, whose size and capabilities make it unique in the world. The report’s introduction notes: “Because they offer unparalleled mobility, […]

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