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Ground-launched cruise missiles: US moves closer to action over alleged Russian breach

Ground-based intermediate nuclear-capable weapons could make an unwelcome return to Europe if a US–Russia treaty unravels, says Douglas Barrie.

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US carriers – more support from amphibious fleet

The debate over the US Navy's nuclear-powered aircraft carriers (CVNs) is in full flood. Nick Childs suggests that the US should further develop its amphibious assault ships as support carriers.