For War with Russia or China, World War II-Style Convoys Are Back in Style

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For War with Russia or China, World War II-Style Convoys Are Back in StyleA convoy of five American cargo ships made a simulated run through hostile waters in September 2019 during a sprawling, short-notice test of the U.S. fleet’s ability to ship people and cargo during a major war. The simulated, World War II-style convoy underscored the importance of sealift to U.S. war plans, as well as the shortage of naval escorts that has incited a minor panic among military planners.