New force-structure assessment calls for increases in destroyers, submarines

By Justin Doubleday Lee Hudson / December 16, 2016 at 11:07 AM
(Editor's Note: This story has been updated with comments from House Armed Services readiness subcommittee Chairman Rep. Rob Wittman (R-VA).) The Navy requires an even larger fleet than the one called for by President-elect Donald Trump, according to the service's latest force-structure assessment released Dec. 16. The 2016 FSA outlines the Navy's requirement for a 355-ship fleet, a 47-ship increase from the last assessment in 2012, which had a 308-ship goal. Trump pitched the goal of a 350-ship Navy...

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