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

    Senior Fellow and Director, Technology and National Security Program

    Paul Scharre is a Senior Fellow and Director of the Technology and National Security Program at the Center for a New American Security. He is the award-winning author of Army ...