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No More ‘Playing Defense’ For US Navy; Offensive Weapons Are The Play

Posted by Paul McLeary on


“We’ve spent a lot of time over the past years playing defense,” Rear Adm. Ronald Boxall, director of surface warfare, said at the West 2019 conference here. “The best defense is a good offense, and the idea that we will go after the threat — at range — is something that we have to be able to do.”

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Navy Kicks Off New LCS Deployments; Training Questions Remain

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WASHINGTON: After years of delays, budget fights, and searing debates over the role that the ship will play, three Littoral Combat Ships will head out on their first deployments this year. “We’re deploying LCS this year. It’s happening. Two ships are going on the West Coast, one ship is going on the East Coast,” said… Keep reading →

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Navy Sidelines First 4 LCS; Overhauls Deployment, Crewing

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


PENTAGON: After a series of embarrassing breakdowns, the Navy is overhauling how it operates its controversial Littoral Combat Ships. It’s not only big news for the Navy but a cautionary tale for would-be innovators. The first four LCS ships, which were built with R&D funds and which lack bug fixes made to later vessels, will… Keep reading →

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Battle Rages For San Diego (Navy) House Seat

Posted by Colin Clark on


UPDATED: Incredibly Close Vote; DeMaio Leads Wednesday AM By 752 Votes SAN DIEGO: There’s a hot race on here to represent much of the home of naval aviation. Scott Peters, the incumbent Democrat from the 52nd district, faces a rare bird, an openly gay Republican — Carl DeMaio — who appears to have pledged his… Keep reading →

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Navy Names Two New Carrier Strike Group Commanders

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


Navy announces new commanders for Carrier Strike Groups 1 and 11 out of San Diego, RADMs Steindl and White – and more: http://1.usa.gov/MntN0E SydneyFreedberg

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