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U.S. Carrier Strike Groups Locations Map – Nov. 20, 2015


This is the newst update of the ‘U.S. Carrier Strike Groups Locations Map’ exclusive series showing the approximate locations of U.S. Carrier Strike Groups on a weekly basis. SouthFront: Analysis & Intelligence tracks locations of U.S. aircraft carriers using the available open-source information. No classified information was used in production of the map.

U.S. Carrier Strike Groups Locations Map – Nov. 20, 2015

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A carrier strike group (CSG) is an operational formation of the United States Navy. It is centered on an aircraft carrier and a carrier air wing (CVW) of 65 to 70 aircrafts. It’s composed of roughly 7,500 personnel, an aircraft carrier, at least one cruiser, a destroyer squadron of at least two destroyers and/or frigates. A carrier strike group also, on occasion, includes submarines, attached logistics ships and a supply ship. Carrier strike groups comprise a principal element of U.S. power projection over the world’s oceans.



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  • Petri Krohn


    I was shocked to see the latest map of the positions of the U.S. nuclear carrier fleet. In normal circumstances about half of the 10 Nimiz class nuclear aircraft carriers are out to sea, while the rest are in port or in maintenance. On December 31 only CVN-75 USS Harry S. Truman is in the Persian Gulf waging the phoney war against ISIS.

    The U.S. carrier fleet is good for waging neocolonial wars against third world countries. It is less useful against superpower enemies like Russia and China. In a hot war with with Russia all U.S. carriers within striking distance from Russia would be sunk in the first hours of the war by Russian submarines or air-launched long-range missiles.

    Is the U.S. saving its carriers by keeping them safely in port. Is the U.S. Navy preparing for World War 3?


    For comparison, see this map from November 20, 2015: five carriers are out to sea. http://southfront.org/u-s-carrier-strike-groups-locations-map-nov-20-2015/