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European defence spending: the new consensus

Changing threat perceptions and an improved economic climate have prompted European states to increase defence spending.

The Military Balance 2018

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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.