Tag «navy»

What new threats will supercarriers face?

Throughout history, some weapons have appeared and ruled the battlefield; sometimes for decades. The aircraft carrier, a supercharged, mobile airbase, is one such weapon. For the last 80 years, it has served as the undeniable king of the open ocean. With dozens of planes on board, it also became a mighty platform to bring war …

US Navy Must Do This to Defeat Chinese in War

US Navy Must Do This to Defeat Chinese in War

The United States has a problem- the Chinese Navy has officially become the world’s largest navy. Thankfully, the capabilities of the Chinese Navy are decades behind that of the American Navy, but in any confrontation with China, the US Navy will at best only be able to call up on 60% of its fleet, thanks …

World War II: Crash Course World History #38

World War II: Crash Course World History #38

Hi, I’m John Green. This is Crash Course World History and today we’re going to talk about World War II. Finally, a war with some color film! So, here at Crash Course we try to make history reasonably entertaining, and fortunately, World War II was hilarious…said no one ever. Mr. Green, Mr. Green! Is this, …

American History: The Greatest Speeches (1933-2008)

American History: The Greatest Speeches (1933-2008)

[FDR]: So first of all, let me assert my firm belief that the only thing we have to fear is fear itself. Nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror which paralyzes needed us to convert retreat into advance. Yesterday, December 7, 1941—a date which will live in infamy—the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by …