This is coolbert:
Yet one more alternative to the modern aircraft carrier [heavy-weight boxer with a glass jaw] is the modernized, refurbished and improved brought-out-of-mothballs battleship?
"glass jaw - - excessively fragile . . . is vulnerable to even a light blow."
Iowa class warships one more sailing on the high seas as in time of yore?
From a variety of sources and authors:
1. "Is It Time to Bring Back the Battleships?"
"What if America had a true successor to the classic battleship, designed to both deal out and absorb punishment?"
2. "Russia is bringing back the battleship, refurbishing Cold War warriors with ultra-fast new missiles".
"IN an age where aircraft are losing their edge to drones and missiles, Russia is spending big bucks on bringing back to life ships that were dinosaurs even before they were built."
3. "The Rise and Fall of the Battleship (And Why They Won't Be Coming Back)".
"Those who cover the militarized aspects of the ocean eventually will encounter a group of people who want the U.S. Navy to get back into the battleship business"
4. "21st Century Battleships".
NOT NECESSARILY THE BATTLESHIP AS THAT WORD COMMONLY, ORDINARILY AND USUALLY UNDERSTOOD BUT BETTER WHAT IS DEEMED AS THE BIG SHIP!!
AND NOT MERELY FOR SHORE BOMBARDMENT IN SUPPORT OF AN AMPHIBIOUS LANDING BUT A WARSHIP FOR SEA CONTROL!
The modern aircraft carrier having a lot of vulnerability. Lots of firepower and striking potential but also being described as the "heavy-weight with a glass jaw!".
A MODERN BATTLESHIP ABLE TO SUSTAIN REPEATED HITS, KEEP GOING, ALL THE WHILE CONSIDERABLE OFFENSIVE POWER HARDLY DIMINISHED. A FIGHTER, THE HEAVY-WEIGHT BOXER WITHOUT THE "GLASS JAW".
Consider that the DDG destroyer of the Zumwalt class cost about $3 billion USD per copy. A brand-new and much larger vessel than the DDG with fighting capacity in the traditional manner but not an aircraft carrier would cost HOW MUCH?