Courtney: House subcommittee mark requests 13 ships in fiscal year 2018

By Lee Hudson / June 22, 2017 at 11:04 AM
The House Armed Services seapower and projection forces subcommittee mark directs the Navy to purchase 13 ships in fiscal year 2018, which disregards the service's initial request of eight vessels. Ranking Member Joe Courtney (D-CT) told Inside Defense June 20 the FY-18 budget sent from the White House is being "tossed to the side." The additional ships are not considered a "wish list" because the decision was made based on testimony from the U.S. Pacific Command chief, U.S. European Command...

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