Trump chose the newest U.S. aircraft carrier, the USS Gerald R. Ford, for a speech extolling his planned boost in military spending.
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Last week, President Donald J. Trump chose the deck of the newest U.S. aircraft carrier, the $13 billion USS Gerald R. Ford, for a speech extolling his planned boost in military spending. Trump vowed that the newest generation of "Ford Class" carriers – the most expensive warships ever built – will remain the centerpiece of projecting American power abroad.Trump vowed to expand the number of carriers the United States fields from 10 to 12 .The U.S. fleet of 10 active carriers is 10 times as big as those deployed by its primary military rivals, Russia and China, who field one active carrier each.
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