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Pentagon To Retire USS Truman Early, Shrinking Carrier Fleet To 10

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on

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The move could save more than $30 billion over 25 years to invest in high-tech weapons — but Congress is sure to explode in outrage.

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Shipyards Serving US Navy Already Use Chinese-Built Drydocks

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on

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WASHINGTON: At least three shipyards that do work for the US Navy have bought and used drydocks from China. This would seem to lower the stakes for Huntington-Ingalls Industries, currently searching for a Chinese drydock of its own with help from homestate Senator Thad Cochran, as reported yesterday in the Washington Post. BAE Systems’ San Diego yard… Keep reading →

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