Can Drone Swarms Save America’s Aircraft Carriers?
“Since the time of American hegemony, aircraft carriers and their air wings have been used effectively to control the surface of the oceans and conduct strike operations. That time is over. Today, U.S. Navy carriers’ capability to conduct the strike mission is still excellent. They have been invaluable in supporting the projection of power ashore in limited conventional and unconventional campaigns. But why do American citizens hand over their hard-earned money to buy carriers? Not to drop bombs on insurgents, but to violently wrest control of the sea from any state that decides to tilt with our navy.”