House seapower subcommittee leaders split on Esper's Navy plan comments

By Aidan Quigley / October 27, 2020 at 12:15 PM
The leaders of the House Armed Services seapower and projection forces subcommittee are split on Defense Secretary Mark Esper's statements about his new plan to build up the Navy. Both subcommittee Chairman Joe Courtney (D-CT) and Ranking Member Rob Wittman (R-VA) support a larger Navy. But in separate interviews with Inside Defense , Wittman expressed optimism with Esper's statements, while Courtney said he was frustrated. Esper discussed the plan calling for a 500-ship Navy earlier this month, arguing that the...

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