Mabus: Budget request 'preserves decision space' on LCS for next administration

By Justin Doubleday / March 1, 2016 at 1:54 PM
The Navy's fiscal year 2017 budget request "preserves decision space" for the next administration to make the ultimate choice on the number of Littoral Combat Ships purchased, according to service Secretary Ray Mabus. Despite Defense Secretary Ashton Carter's December 2015 directive to cut the LCS purchase from 52 ships to 40, Mabus affirmed it would be possible for the next administration to reverse the decision. "What this budget request has done with the LCS is preserved decision space for the...

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