The geopolitical competitors of the United States are seeking ways to nullify the American capability to influence and intervene that the aircraft carrier confers. Understanding the linkages helps us refine and enhance the debate about what to do.
Rubel, Robert C.
"Connecting the Dots: Capital Ships, the Littoral, Command of the Sea, and the World Order,"
Naval War College Review: Vol. 68
, Article 6.
Available at: http://digital-commons.usnwc.edu/nwc-review/vol68/iss4/6