Cost of aircraft carriers to US taxpayer

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    (...) Roger Stern (...) Princeton University (...)study on the cost of keeping aircraft carriers in the Persian Gulf from 1976 to 2007. (...) He combed through the Defense Department’s data (...) and came up with a total, over three decades, of $7.3 trillion. Yes, trillion.
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    A 2008 study by Nobel Prize-winner Joseph Stiglitz and Harvard University budget expert Linda Bilmes put the cost of that war — everything spent up to that point and likely to be spent in the years ahead — at a minimum of $3 trillion (and probably much more). Again, trillion.
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    So what?

    Nothing projects power or says " I care about this" Like a US carrier. and most of them arent in the gulf, they are in the Indian Ocean, where there is more sea room.
     
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    i wonder what the israeli weapons cost turkey.
     
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    And we have 11 Carrier groups while no other nation has one
     
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    I believe that several nations (9) have carriers and France has a nuclear powered carrier. Russia still has one and the United Kigdom has 2.

    Since we are seperated from the rest of the world by 2 oceans we need carriers to project power and to provide strike capability and air cover for amphibious landings. Before WWI it was the battleship that was the symbol of power.

    The question I have is if they project power so well then why are the pirates of Somalia so immune to that power?
     
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    Jealous?
     
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    There are carriers and there are Super Carriers

    I don't question the value of Super Carrier Task Forces...I do wonder why we need so many
     
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    Beacuse the ROE's dont allow us to go in there and blow the living crap out of suspected Pirate bases on the coast.

    Just like on land insurgents are a pain in the ass to conventional forces.
     
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