Why is everything USA's worst nightmare now days ? Ok so China has a helicopter carrier, what are they going to do with it ? I suppose they could use it for humanitarian aide missions maybe. In a combat role against a top notch enemy, without other support the thing is a sitting duck. I think US advisors spread these rumors hoping to get more funding.
I think orange sunset is right. There is a lot of hype going on. An awful lot of horrible, lock yourself in your bathroom kind of terrifying mumbo jumbo being fed to us through the media. It's unfortunate that we can't speak to these top ranking officials ourselves. Newspapers are only going to report on what sells. It isn't like the media has any kind of integrity to get in the way of them scaring us to death.