• The US Navy just quietly sent an F-35 aircraft carrier to the Pacific - and it signals a big change

    5 monthes ago - By Business Insider

    The US Navy deployed the USS Essex, a small-deck aircraft carrier, to the Western Pacific with a deck full of US Marine Corps F-35Bs Joint Strike Fighters - but it did it with secrecy.
    The US typically hypes up F-35 deployments, but this time it was silent, perhaps signaling a big shift.
    The US has major adversaries in the Western Pacific and may be shifting to a more operational approach to keeping them in check, rather than using media attention.
    The US Navy broke with its tradition of hyping up F-35 deployments when it sent the USS Essex jump-jet carrier into the Western Pacific with a...
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