The Significant Costs of Aircraft Carriers

What is an Aircraft Carrier? An aircraft carrier is a warship that serves as a seagoing airbase, equipped with a full-length flight deck and facilities for carrying, arming, deploying, and recovering aircraft. Countries with Aircraft Carriers Notwithstanding the US, other countries capable of launching jet aircraft make do with smaller and less potent vessels. Countries… Read More

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Airplanes & Value…

“Airplanes are interesting toys but of no military value.” Marshal Ferdinand Foch (1851 to 1929) Speaking in his role as Professor of Strategy at the French War College (Ecole Superieure de Guerre) in 1911. Ferdinand Jean Marie Foch was a Marshal of France and commander of Allied forces during the closing months of World War… Read More

The Decisive Battlefield…

“The battlefield in the air will be the decisive one.” Douhet (1920 to 2007) An Italian army general and the ‘father’ of strategic air power. Trained as an artillery officer, from 1912 to 1915 Douhet served as commander of the Aeronautical Battalion, Italy’s first aviation unit (also the first to practice aerial bombardment, in Libya… Read More