By Tom Clancy
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They are floating towns with crews of hundreds of thousands. they're the linchpins of any army approach, for they supply what has turn into the most important to each conflict fought given that global warfare I: air superiority. The mere presence of a U.S. naval service in a zone is an automated show of energy that sends a message no power enemy can forget about. Now, Tom Clancy welcomes you aboard for an in depth examine how those floating behemoths functionality. along with his trademark sort and eye for element, Clancy brings you naval wrestle approach like not anyone else can.
Plus: An interview with the U.S. Navy's leader of Naval Operations, Admiral Jay Johnson
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Carrier: A Guided Tour of an Aircraft Carrier by Tom Clancy