All the observations here are valid.
Vincennes and Arleigh Burke's are quite adequate with block mods. Bring back something like the O. H. Perry class. We need more configured for ASW.
We should get back to 14 carriers. Yes, they are potential floating targets, but we need the capability of putting two in every ocean. Not literally, but just in case.
We need more ballistic missile submarines. More attack submarines. We need some diesel electrics. A few more boomers but loaded with cruise missiles with tactical nukes. Air dispersed nerve agent. Biological nastiness.
Littoral ships get sunk with a quickness in every combat simulation I've seen.
The Chinese are going to deny us a lot of ocean in our present doctrine.
Waste of time.