The Slow Death of Russia’s Only Aircraft Carrier — Admiral Kuznetsov

Wes O'Donnell
6 min readJan 8, 2024
Russian aircraft carrier “Admiral Kuznetsov”. Mil.ru. CC BY 4.0

During World War II, the aircraft carrier emerged as the preeminent method of projecting power beyond one’s national borders.

These floating cities are so crucial that the U.S. Navy has gone to great lengths to make the carrier, and its accompanying task force, the crown jewel of its force projection mission.

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Wes O'Donnell

US Army & US Air Force Veteran | Global Security guy at War is Boring, GEN, OneZero | Intel Forecaster | Law Student | TEDx Speaker | +Democracy | +Human Rights