Earlier this month, President Obama outlined his plans to dramatically reduce military spending. Part of the plan is to stop building new aircraft carriers and reduce the number we currently have.

“If you go from eleven carriers down to nine, you’re placing greater strain on the fleet itself.”

James Robbins is a senior editorial writer at The Washington Times and served as a special assistant to former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld.

He explains why reducing our carrier fleet is a bad idea
, why China’s plans should convince Obama to reconsider and why the notion that the Navy is an outdated form of American power is dead wrong.

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