200.000 Tons of Diplomacy
This week in the Med saw something that hasn’ happened since 2016, two full Carrier Strike Groups, CSG 3 (USS John C. Stennis) and CGS 12 (USS Abraham Lincoln), steam together in formation. It is a beautiful sight.
RT, which is a branch of Russian state-controlled media, was quick to repeat statements by the US ambassador to Moscow, Jon Huntsman, descibiing the gathering as “200,000 tons of diplomacy.” The network then towed the Putin line and blasted the statesman as “unabashedly endorsing military show-offs as a political tool.”
Take it up with Alfred Thayer Mahan.