Nine "Flattops," five aircraft carriers, and four amphibious assault ships, are crammed together here at Norfolk among smaller ships and nuclear submarines from December 20, Navy photos. The nine flattops alone, number more than all eight battleships at Pearl Harbor in 1941.This does not strike me as a very wise concentration of naval power in one place. I know that the potential threats against the base are virtually nil. But still . . . that's what the Navy thought in 1941, too.
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