Thursday, March 10, 2005

Your Tax Dollars At The Bottom Of The Ocean

The last time anyone sank an aircraft carrier was during WWII. So the US Navy thought it would be interesting to sink the USS America. The ship, which was retired in 1996, cost $400 million when built in 1961. Building a carrier today costs $4.3 billion. Sinking a carrier only seems to cost $22 million. Sic transit gloria mundi.


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