America’s super carriers are the largest weapons ever built. They are overwhelmingly massive when viewed up close, yet when viewed from afar they are just tiny specks on a vast ocean, as you can see in this amazing photo.
History was made yesterday as Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visited the USS Ronald Reagan during Japan’s massive Maritime Self-Defense Force Fleet Review exercise. It was the first time a Japanese Prime Minister had visited a U.S. aircraft carrier at sea, and is yet another sign of Japan’s changing military stance.
What you're looking at is the deck of the U.S.S. Ronald Reagan covered in the vehicles of Navy Sailors heading to Naval Base Kitsap in Bremerton, Washington. At a cost of about $4.5 billion this is probably the world's most expensive parking lot.