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Pentagon considering cutbacks to include F-22 fighter decommissioned for budget savings. The Kennedy is currently scheduled to be retired in 2018. It has been in the carrier fleet since 1968 and is the third oldest of the 12 active carriers. Only the USS Enterprise and USS Kitty Hawk are older...
Aircraft carriers offer military flexibility

...Constellation arrived last month. Military planners are considering placing up to six carriers - half the Navy's carrier fleet - within striking distance of Iraq. During the 1991 Gulf War, six carriers were also in the region. In NATO ally...
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An article in Tuesday's editions of The Augusta Chronicle incorrectly said that carrier fleets were crippled during the Japanese air raids on Pearl Harbor. Carriers were not at Pearl Harbor during the attack. The Chronicle regrets the error.
Organization remembers victims, survivors of attack

...403 were killed. Japanese bombers destroyed 188 U.S. airplanes and crippled the U.S. Pacific battleship and carrier fleets. Rumblings and explosions were not uncommon at Pearl Harbor at the time because workmen were often building piers...
Suggests military `smart buy' savings

...restarting production lines. As a former member of the U.S. Air Force, I believe we should commit to maintaining our carrier fleet with the most sensible procurement plan. "Smart buy" is good for our economy and for our national defense. Certainly...