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Author: telegraph Big funky green star, 20000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 736605  
Subject: Re: News for Obama - you lost! Date: 10/24/2012 11:31 AM
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"That's the point, actually. You can't measure the strength of our navy by how many ships we have, since the modern navy focuses on having relatively few, expensive, powerful ships compared to the past. "


It's not the point.

To support that one ship, there are about 30-40 other ships.....from tanker ships, supply ships, destroyers, missile launchers, submarine chasers, light cruisers, heavy cruisers, .......

In WW1, you had 'fleets' of battleships. Now , you have as many ships in support of that one big ship you really need to defend from all sorts of threats.

You just don'[t have five or seven big aircraft carriers.

You have five or seven 'battle groups'.


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