Surface ships, esp. Aircraft Carriers, are what is referred to as LST's, an older Navy landing ship.
LST stands for 'LONG SLOW TARGET', among other things.
The Chinese likely have a surface to surface missile system, either land based or on a small craft, like a Destroyer.
Did I mention what a Chinese Drone strike,using hundreds of drones, would do to an Aircraft Carrier??
Neutralizing our Aircraft Carriers.
The Navy Jets are helpless against Drones. They're too damn slow to track.
You don't get out much, do you??
Just as the Aircraft Carrier replaced the Battleship, a small missile replaces the Aircraft Carrier.
Surface ships, except for smaller craft, are toast.
The biggest ship in our Navy should be a Tin Can.
Obama told us we don't need ships. It amazes me how easily some of my fellow Americans get duped by someone with "charisma". No independent thought whatsoever.