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HMS Queen Elizabeth: making an entrance, making an impact

The new British aircraft carrier’s deployments may differ from those initially imagined, thanks to a more complex and contested security environment, says Nick Childs.

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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.