Retreat from Range: The Rise and Fall of Carrier Aviation

  • October 19, 2015
  • Jerry Hendrix
  • Reports

Defense Strategies and Assessments Program Director Dr. Jerry Hendrix argues that aircraft carriers, at a cost over $13 billion a piece, risk becoming obsolete without a major shift in strategy. In particular, he argues carriers must switch to a mixed manned/unmanned airwing or risk becoming too vulnerable to counterattacks to put into battle.