June 30, 2017

Ideas of the Week: Batteries, Billionaires, Robots, Aircraft Carriers

Featuring Paul Scharre

Source: Bloomberg

Journalist Lisa Fleisher

They’re big, they’re impressive, and they’re super expensive. But Bloomberg’s Justin Bachman reports that the U.S. Navy’s aircraft carriers could be unnecessary, thanks to new technology. Missiles like those under development by China and Russia will have a long range and force carriers to stay farther out in the water. Meanwhile, the strike range from carriers has decreased. 

Read the full piece on Bloomberg.


  • Paul Scharre

    Vice President and Director of Studies

    Paul Scharre is the Vice President and Director of Studies at CNAS. He is the award-winning author of Army of None: Autonomous Weapons and the Future of War, which won the 201...