Islamic Murderers normally don't target the military, they attack civilians. They can't beat the military. They can beat public opinion.
Have you ever been to Norfolk? If you have you know the concerns and it isn't just the carriers. It's a logistical nightmare land defense wise. Think about this and this doesn't violate loose lips policies. Straight across the river from Norfolk is the sole ship building company in the United States left that is capable of producing even a conventional aircraft carrier.
That is exactly correct. Nevertheless, a nuke going off near would not only cause horrendous civilian casualties but take out 3 carrier battle groups. On the surface, it sure is a risk we, for example, wouldn't have taken during cold war.
On the other hand, this implies to me that they don't consider terrorst threat high enough to be concerned about the carriers. I'm sure the bigger problem is how to entertain all the crews.
If the terrorists had a nuke they'd have used it by now.
What was your response to the S.S. Cole?
9-11 - The Pentagon, USS Cole, Middle East Barracks, The troops in Afghanistan and Iraq... hmmmmmm.