How many carriers does China have?
How about Russia?
Actually how many countries even have aircraft carriers?
Your answers below:
Total number of carriers deployed: 31
Deployed by China: 1
Deployed by Russia: 1
Deployed by France: 1
Deployed by the U.K.: 2
Deployed by the U.S.: 20
Nations with aircraft carriers: 10
Carriers are the most powerful, and most expensive means of projecting military might into a region, and the U.S. has twice as many as the rest of the world combined, and ten times as many as our rivals.
Keep these numbers in mind when anyone brings up the canard that the U.S. Navy is somehow in decline.
8:06 AM PT: A lot of argument about the numbers and what counts as an "aircraft" carrier. For clarification see: