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I have never believed that CSGs couldn't be beaten. In various exercises the RNZAF, RNZN, and RAN have sunk the CVNs at the centre of the CBG. The RNZAF lost all their A-4K Skyhawks doing it, and the RNZN their Leander class frigate but it was a good exchange. Believe that the RAN have done it with subs. As soon as the CVNs were sunk the yanks changed the rules so that they were unsunk.Per the National Interest, Russia's new armaments Tsirkon and Poseidon could make their neutralization of opponent CSGs easier. Although I am not sure whether this is truly relevant today, as Russia now seems concentrated in their bordering regions in Europe and Asia. Still, these weapon systems seem to have been decades in development.