Rep. Wittman: Congress must debate 350-ship Navy, 36-battalion Marine Corps

By Lee Hudson / December 7, 2016 at 3:16 PM
Congress must debate whether the country needs a 350-ship Navy or a 36-battalion Marine Corps, figures that have been advocated by President-elect Donald Trump, according to an influential lawmaker. House Armed Services readiness subcommittee Chairman Rob Wittman (R-VA) told reporters Dec. 7 after his presentation at USNI's Defense Forum in Washington that suggesting the Navy to build an inventory of 350 ships, as Trump has done, is not enough information. Wittman is also the frontrunner to become House Armed Services...

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