Navy Scraps Plan to Seek Relief From 30-Year Shipbuilding Plan Mandate

By Jason Sherman / May 6, 2005 at 5:00 AM
The Navy has quashed an internal proposal by two senior officials to avoid delivering a 30-year shipbuilding plan to Congress this summer, according to Pentagon officials and documents. Rear Adm. Mark Edwards, director of surface warfare on the Navy staff (N76), and Allison Stiller, deputy assistant secretary of the Navy for ships, proposed to colleagues in late April that the service draft a letter to Congress seeking permission to submit a final 30-year shipbuilding plan, as required by law. An...

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