Comment: Like the huge battleships of WWI and WWII

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Like the huge battleships of WWI and WWII

Not really that functional in an out to out war, but the intimidation factor is off the scale. They are also very good in humanitarian disasters, the aircraft carrier now in the Philippines can desalinate 450,000 gallons of water a day, treat many hundreds in the sick bay, transport thousands of pounds of food inland, so they do have other functions than war.