U.S. Fleet Could Dramatically Decrease to a Mere 8 Carriers

As U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel begins to talk…

As U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel begins to talk specifics about upcoming cuts, the once-unthinkable idea of an eight-carrier fleet could become a reality.

And it’s not just about cutting carriers — it’s air wings with seven or so squadrons of aircraft, it’s a cruiser and three or four destroyers, and it’s the crews. Substantial savings would be found from reducing nearly 10,000 personnel billets with the elimination of each strike group.

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