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Navy Wants Faster Ship Repairs; 70% Of Destroyer Fleet Late

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SAN DIEGO: If the Navy ever hopes to reach its goal of a 355-ship fleet, it won’t be by simply building new hulls and launching them. Instead, the admirals have long recognized they’ll have to extend the lives of dozens of ships already long in the tooth — and do so at a time when… Keep reading →

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Bigger Debt Means Smaller Budgets (But We Need More Shipyards): DoD Officials

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Even as one official warned that budget pressures would squeeze the budget, another said the nation must expand the defense industrial base to build a 355-ship Navy.

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

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“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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