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Congress Applauds VP Pence’s Surprise Nixing Of Truman Retirement

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The Pentagon and Navy leadership say the USS Harry S. Truman must retire so modernization might live. The White House wants to blow that plan up.

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Why DoD Cut A Carrier in 2020 Budget: Survivable Robots & Missiles Vs. China

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An inside source explains the logic behind the 2020 budget’s most controversial call.

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Carrier Cutback Plan ‘Mind Boggling’: Sen. Kaine

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Two top congressmen joined Virginia’s Sen. Kaine in rejecting the Pentagon’s proposal to retire the USS Truman two decades early.

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

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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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Navy Challenges Hill on Carriers, UCLASS, & Cruisers In 2017 Budget

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


PENTAGON: Of the four armed services’ budget plans for 2017, the one most likely to make Congress apoplectic is the Navy’s. On top of reintroducing a cruiser modernization plan repeatedly rejected by the Hill, the Navy proposes deactivating a carrier air wing — which tangles with the touchy issue of how many carriers the US… Keep reading →

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Aircraft Carriers: How Budget Cuts Delay Overhauls And Trim The Fleet

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


With all the services reining in spending to cope with the current budget crisis, the second and third-order effects of cutbacks will ripple through the force for years. While the Army “has it worst” by the Pentagon comptroller’s own assessment, the most complicated impacts are on the Navy, whose carefully planned maintenance schedule is falling… Keep reading →

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