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They are probably vulnerable to newer missile technologies but these reside with nuclear powers and by default, potential adversaries that would not engage the US in war.
Until there is an Exocet-like missile, cheap and effective against carriers that any country could deploy and use, carriers will be the work horse of the US navy, delivering firepower and by inference, influence where required.
I think what many Linux fans don't know about is a formidable market entry rule called "Good Enough". It's a killer. It's inertia squared. It's the challenge that you face when people don't feel enough pain. It's the devil you know challenge.
Unless Linux and it's advocates are able to address this challenge or Apple/Microsoft make it easier (which is highly unlikely) then the Linux desktop is a great forum discussion, but not much more than that.
That said, creating a monopoly was and is to a degree, another time-honoured tradition of creating scarcity and maximizing value. However, that was legislated as illegal. Likewise, there is an opportunity to amend DCMA and create a governor that addresses egregious false positive offenders. The penalties could be administrative, lose their privilege to use automated take downs (e.g., take away their toys) or even financial. Effectively, you would create a new line to quote James that balances the process.
Will this happen? Unlikely unless organizations with influence and money are consistently impacted by the current law. Other than the rare case as we've seen here, that has not happened and the status quo is likely to remain.