The actual role of aircraft carriers in the post-modern World War III is very low, because they can easily become a huge target at sea.
This is in the news this month, and it's another strange move by China lately. China has blocked public access to shipping location data, citing national security concerns and their reasoning is to protect private data, but that's really far-fetched.
Looks highly likely Russia will take Ukraine. If I was China I would take Taiwan simultaneously (or shortly thereafter)
America is too weak to protect its allies, especially on multiple fronts
Quietly the Philippines has been developing some sort of military outside of an infantry. Navy ships (two more just ordered), jet fighters, dozens of attack helicopters, surface to air and ship to ship missiles. Not a lot but when previous governments had spent nothing for decades it is a big jump. Now who could it be aimed at defending against?