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04/18/2013
Taipei Times
US study dismisses value of China’s new aircraft carrier | quotes Robert Rubel

China’s recently launched aircraft carrier the Liaoning appears to be “merely symbolic and nothing more,” a study published this week by the US Naval Institute says.

“It is hard to see how a Chinese carrier force of any feasible size would contribute to this task, given its presumed vulnerability to submarines,” the study by retired US Navy captain Robert Rubel says.

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