GAO: As Navy and Marine Corps take steps to address readiness, they face new challenges

By Aidan Quigley / December 3, 2020 at 3:04 PM
The Navy and Marine Corps have acted to improve readiness, but the ongoing pandemic and the damaging fire on the Bonhomme Richard will take a toll, the Government Accountability Office told lawmakers this week. GAO submitted a report as prepared testimony for a Senate Armed Services readiness and management support subcommittee hearing held yesterday, in which the agency found the Navy and Marine Corps both face “significant readiness challenges” due to “a decade of conflict, budget uncertainty, and reductions in...

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