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Feature Article, Special Segment: Maritime Asia

Passing the Baton: World War II’s Asian Theater and the Coming of Age of the Aircraft Carrier

  Nowadays, when aircraft carriers rush to potential conflict arenas, we rarely question the supreme importance of this type of warship to major naval powers. Likewise, few would dispute the place of the present-day carrier as one of the ultimate symbols of naval dominance and national power—American power in particular. This type of warship is such a vital element in postwar American naval hegemony in Asia. Moreover, the carrier fleet maintained by the United States Navy (USN) is not ...

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