Army & Navy And Civilian Defense: Are the Carriers Going?

At the news that the U.S. is to have a great fleet of carriers, Major Alexander P. de Seversky, whose book Victory Through Air Power has stirred a general one-way controversy (no one disbelieves in air power) did not jump up and cheer. He stood up instead to denounce the carrier fleet as a waste of precious effort, to cry that carriers are doomed. He believes that diversion of unfinished cruisers to carriers right now is a practical move, but that there is no use starting to build any new carriers. By the time...

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