The USN has no clue about the capabilities of the other adversaries.Ignores the fact that this technology is being researched and tested so nowhere near operational enough for USN to cancel its carriers. Then ignores that carriers are still 100% effective against all other situations even IF this LIDAR technique even works WHEN it becomes operational. Not to mention that carriers are still highly flexible naval platforms that offer much to a navy (submarines too obviously)... following this guy's "logic" anti-tank weapons are fake and aren't ever worth researching because otherwise all armies would have canceled tanks. They still operate tanks, therefore all anti-tank weapons are vaporware, not worth discussing, and if anyone does, Mr. knowledgeable here is justified in treating others like shit and calling them fanboys.
And it is true for all direction.
The capability of a million man army is beyond the understanding of any given person.
The carriers are usable to close random big areas on sea for merchant traffic.
That is the target, if you can starve a country then you can won a fight without any bulletshot. Old strategy.
They can use to attack a country IF the military weakened beyond a point.
Anyway, everything that we can see in public literature is only redacted/restricted material, in both direction.
Every military want to decrease the morale of the enemy by claiming supernatural characteristics of they weapon, and call rubbish the enemy assets.
So, no one will say that "current Russians submarines are superior compared to the USA counterparts " , or "the current Chinese/ Russian air defence systems are way better than the american ones". Only claim is the" foreign systems are rubbish ,the USA is superior " .
Under-reporting the issues, over-reporting the problems with foreign ones.
Say nuclear industry. The US has terrible track record, the Soviets / Russians are way better this field than the USA.
However if anyone check the news NOT this picture will be seen.