Well, before I leave Las Vegas and go back to Montreal, let me write one last post about BRICS. True, all Western powers have operated aircraft carriers. True, aircraft carriers are important in maintaining world peace, especially against small and medium less developed nations. True, it is very convenient to have a mobile military airport near the target you want to capture. Unfortunately, submarines are still more effective with massive missile attacks from deep water. The trick is to carry multiple warheads with each missile.
True, submarine fleets are a little more expensive and difficult to maintain than aircraft carrier fleets. However, they are effective even against the largest and the most powerful nation in the world, provided that a conflict does not result in a nuclear war. Aircraft carriers are too vulnerable to long-range missile attacks, especially against stealth missiles, which are rather easy to mass produce. Why spend a huge amount of money to maintain two separate navies, one against the big guys and the other against the little girls? It doesn’t make sense, right?
“But, I still need my air force,” you say. Well, in-flight refueling is the answer. Instead of arriving at your target within 2 weeks, you can now go anywhere in the world within 24 hours. What a difference! True, fighter jet engines get tired after a few hours in the air. However, they can always fly back to the nearest airport for maintenance. Usually, water superiority matters more. By the time you need to send your air force to the target, 80-90% of your enemy’s air force has been neutralized following massive missile attacks from your submarines, most before they even take off. As anti-missile technologies keep on improving, air superiority no longer has the advantage that it used to provide. Water superiority is the military language of the 21st century.
I had a post about how a submarine can fart properly underwater. You can look it up if you want. Play smart, play wise, for your enemy is not stupid.