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Don’t tell the Japanese!

There are a bunch of carriers and amphibs (small carriers, truth be told) gathered in Norfolk. I’ve never seen so many in one place before. The Navy says, "The aircraft carriers USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69), USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77), USS Enterprise (CVN 65), USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75), and USS ...

Ernest R. Scott, U.S. Navy
Ernest R. Scott, U.S. Navy
Ernest R. Scott, U.S. Navy

There are a bunch of carriers and amphibs (small carriers, truth be told) gathered in Norfolk. I've never seen so many in one place before. The Navy says, "The aircraft carriers USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69), USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77), USS Enterprise (CVN 65), USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75), and USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) are in port at Naval Station Norfolk, Va."

There are a bunch of carriers and amphibs (small carriers, truth be told) gathered in Norfolk. I’ve never seen so many in one place before. The Navy says, "The aircraft carriers USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69), USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77), USS Enterprise (CVN 65), USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75), and USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) are in port at Naval Station Norfolk, Va."

Thomas E. Ricks covered the U.S. military from 1991 to 2008 for the Wall Street Journal and then the Washington Post. He can be reached at ricksblogcomment@gmail.com. Twitter: @tomricks1
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