US aircraft carriers are spending less time deployed for war — which could become a problem as the US Navy prepares to take on China and Russia

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  • Forced to pay the high cost of overuse of America’s carrier force during the global war on terror, backlogs at public shipyards and extended maintenance periods are seeing US carriers spending more time in port or in the shop than deployed.
  • The deployment rate for US carriers has dropped to a 25-year low, according to an analysis by US Naval Institute News.
  • These shifts have caused the Navy to take a much more strategic approach to the way it thinks about carrier deployments, causing commanders to be more selective about where they send US carriers.

US carriers are spending less time deployed and more time in port or in the shop for maintenance as deployment rates drop to a 25-year low, a US Naval Institute News study revealed Wednesday.

This past summer, the better part of a month — 22 days — passed without a full carrier strike group underway anywhere in the world, reportedly marking the longest gap in more than half a century.

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