As Congress awaits amphibious study results, service chiefs emphasize floor of 31 ships

By Audrey Decker / May 12, 2022 at 3:36 PM
Congressional lawmakers expressed frustration today as the Navy and Marine Corps have yet to confirm the number of amphibious ships needed for the future battlespace. Marine Corps Commandant Gen. David Berger and Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Michael Gilday both confirmed that joint analysis supports 31 traditional amphibious ships, when asked by Senate Armed Services Committee member Roger Wicker (R-MS) during a hearing. However, when asked the same question, Navy Secretary Carlos Del Toro said the amphibious study has yet...

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