The aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt at the Da Nang port in Vietnam. Photo: Reuters The aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt at the Da Nang port in Vietnam. Photo: Reuters
The aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt at the Da Nang port in Vietnam. Photo: Reuters

Coronavirus-struck aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt could hamstring US Navy’s readiness

  • The Roosevelt may be sidelined for days, sitting pier side in Guam as the entire crew – more than 5,000 – is tested
  • The setback has limited impact on the balance of power in Asia, but it will not go unnoticed in China, which is developing its own carrier fleet

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
The aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt at the Da Nang port in Vietnam. Photo: Reuters The aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt at the Da Nang port in Vietnam. Photo: Reuters
The aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt at the Da Nang port in Vietnam. Photo: Reuters
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