- What is a warship?
- Why is it important for a country to have powerful warships?
- fleet /fleet/
- aggression /uh-GRESH-uhn/
- superior /suh-PEER-ee-er/
- affordable /uh-FAWR-duh-buhl/
- strategic /struh-TEE-jik/
[noun] – a group of ships, or all of the ships in a country’s navy
The navy’s fleet of warships sailed out to conduct military exercises in the open sea.
[noun] – the action of a state in violating by force the rights of another state, particularly its territorial rights
The escalating aggression between the two countries led to a declaration of war.
[adjective] – better than average or better than other people or things of the same type
The hotel offers superior amenities and services, ensuring a luxurious and comfortable stay for its guests.
[adjective] – not expensive
The new grocery store offers a wide range of affordable products, making it a popular choice for budget-conscious shoppers.
[adjective] – helping to achieve a plan, for example in business or politics
The business leader made strategic alliances with other companies to strengthen their market position.
China’s naval advantage is not solely in numbers but also in superior firepower, as displayed by their Type 055 destroyer, which beat some US Navy destroyers. Possible alternatives are South Korea’s Sejong-class destroyers and Japan’s Maya-class destroyers, which offer similar or superior capabilities at lower costs. Japan emphasizes affordable quality, while South Korea is the best at producing adaptable warships. Despite legal and security challenges, collaborating with these allies could help the US Navy narrow the gap with China. By exploring partnerships and utilizing their efficient production processes, the US can maintain its strategic position in the Indo-Pacific region and counter China’s growing fleet.
- Which country currently has the world’s largest fleet of warships?
- How many warships can experts estimate China can build in the time it takes the US to build one?
- What is currently preventing the US Navy from purchasing foreign-built ships or building in foreign countries?
- What does Japan emphasize in its warship production?
- What is South Korea known for in terms of producing warships?
- Have you seen a warship in person? How important do you think they are to your country’s safety?
- Experts consider Japanese warships to be among the best in the world. How do you feel about it?
- Do you think the US should prioritize national security over potentially benefiting from the capabilities and affordability of warships built by allies?
- How do the warships built by South Korea and Japan compare to China’s in terms of capabilities and cost?
- How would you feel if the United States fell behind China in terms of naval capabilities? What impact do you think it would have on the country’s global influence and security?