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Navy never reaches 355-ship fleet size in new shipbuilding plan

February 28, 2018 |
Lee Hudson
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The Navy never reaches its 355-ship fleet goal in the 30-year shipbuilding plan recently sent to Congress , leaving naval analysts and others disappointed in the service achieving its inventory objective. House Armed Services seapower and projection forces subcommittee Chairman Rob Wittman (R-VA) told Inside the Navy Feb. 15 the 30-year shipbuilding plan does not "get to where we have been emphatic about where the nation needs to be." Congress sent a strong message to the Navy and American people...

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