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New report finds Navy low-balls number of sailors needed to man ships

The Navy has been underestimating the number of sailors it takes to properly man and maintain a ship, the Government Accountability Office has found, calling into question the service's strategy to expand its fleet to 355 ships and whatever cost projections might flow from it. The Navy uses an "outdated" personnel model adopted more than a decade ago when the fleet was attempting to reduce the number of sailors manning ships and shore-based sites to save costs, according to a...

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