US Seventh Fleet's commander calls for MORE aircraft carriers in Pacific to deter China and Russia and make them realize 'today is not the day' to start a conflict | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED X-Frame-Options: SAMEORIGIN

US Seventh Fleet's commander calls for MORE aircraft carriers in Pacific to deter China and Russia and make them realize 'today is not the day' to start a conflict

US Seventh Fleet's commander has warned that the United States and its allies need more aircraft carriers in the Pacific to deter and intimidate China and Russia so they realize that 'today is not the day' to start a conflict.

On Tuesday Vice Adm. Karl Thomas told reporters aboard the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson that although the U.S and it's allies combined forces have 'an incredible amount of power,' they should consider expanding their fleet to ensure victory in possible battle, the Wall Street Journal reported.

'When we think about how we might fight, it's a large water space, and four aircraft carriers is a good number, but six, seven or eight would be better,' he said.

Adm. Thomas made his comments after the U.S. and allies Japan, Australia, Canada and Germany completed a 10-day naval exercise led by Japan in the Pacific.

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