Esper: A 355-ship Navy is 'too few'

By Mallory Shelbourne / May 22, 2020 at 1:15 PM
Defense Secretary Mark Esper recently argued the Navy needs a fleet larger than the 355-ship goal it has eyed for the last several years. In an interview with conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt published today , Esper said both his staff and the Navy are working on a shipbuilding plan that will pursue the 355-ship objective. "I want to make sure we have a future naval force that can meet the needs of deterring China and again, failing that, fighting...

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