and today we have sub-launched anti-ship cruise missiles,wake-homing torpedoes,supercavitating torpedoes. there are Backfire and Blackjack supersonic bombers for anti-ship attack.
ships are more vulnerable than ever. Instead of massed fighter attacks on a carrier,there will be massed sea-skimming,supersonic cruise missile attacks PLUS torpedoes in the water. Perhaps even ballistic missile attacks on the carrier.
you can be sure that there's a US sub or two also guarding that carrier group,unseen,but still nearby.