Business Insider quotes Transatlantic Security Initiative Intern Nicholas Varangis on Russia’s plan to build an aircraft supercarrier:

Russia’s plan to expand its navy through the construction of an aircraft supercarrier is pretty much a tremendous waste, Nicholas Varangis of the Atlantic Council argues.

Supercarriers, by nature, allow a country to project power throughout the world.

An individual US supercarrier, for instance, can carry 70 aircraft anywhere in the world. This allows the US to hypothetically strike targets and make its influence felt the world over.

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