House authorization bill will oppose LCS program cut

By Justin Doubleday / April 19, 2016 at 5:15 PM
House authorizers oppose Defense Secretary Ash Carter’s decision to cut the Littoral Combat Ship program and will include language to that effect in the report on the House Armed Services Committee's mark of the fiscal year 2017 defense policy bill, according to congressional aides. "We believe that the Navy’s requirement is 52 and that’s what we're advocating for," a majority staff member said April 19, speaking to reporters on background about the mark-up of the authorization bill. In December, Carter...

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