US aircraft carriers are spending less time deployed for war — which could become a problem as the US Navy prepares to take on China and Russia
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Forced to pay the high cost of overuse of America's carrier force during the global war on terror, backlogs at public shipyards and extended maintenance periods are seeing US carriers spending more time in port or in the shop than deployed.
The deployment rate for US carriers has dropped to a 25-year low, according to an analysis by US Naval Institute News.
These shifts have caused the Navy to take a much more strategic approach to the way it thinks about carrier deployments,...
Since 1970, more Americans have lived in the suburbs than central cities. In 2010, suburbanites outnumbered city and rural dwellers combined for the first time. We Americans live in a suburban nation. Despite several concerted efforts by city governments to lure residents, suburbanization continues largely unabated. Census figures from earlier this year show that suburbs of warm climate “Sun Belt” cities in the South and West continue to grow, while cities in the cold climate …
(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) Christopher Boone, Arizona State University (THE CONVERSATION) Since 1970, more Americans have lived in the suburbs than central cities.…