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Why The U.S. Navy Sends Oldest Nuclear-Powered Ships To Confront China

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Rather than consider the U.S. Pacific fleet’s agglomeration of older aircraft carriers and attack submarines an embarrassing sign of American weakness, the old nuclear combatants of the of Indo-Pacific Fleet deserve recognition for being as dangerous as they have ever been. With little to lose and nothing to prove, the relative combat value of nuclear-powered platforms increases as they age.

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