House appropriators aim to stop retirements of first four LCS

By Justin Katz / July 9, 2020 at 4:38 PM
The House Appropriations defense subcommittee is moving to prohibit the Navy from decommissioning the first four Littoral Combat Ships, calling the move "shortsighted" and directing the Pentagon to consider upgrading and deploying the ships to South and Central America. "The Navy continues to assert a goal of 355 ships, even though annual budget requests do not support this position," according to the report accompanying the subcommittee's fiscal year 2021 defense appropriations bill obtained by Inside Defense . The subcommittee mark...

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