Senate lawmakers to increase Navy spending on major programs

By Aidan Quigley, Audrey Decker / October 18, 2021 at 6:02 PM
The Senate Appropriations Committee wants to increase funding for the Marine Corps Force Design effort, the Navy’s shipyard infrastructure and fund a second destroyer. The committee’s draft of the fiscal year 2022 defense spending bill recommends an additional $793 million for Marine Corps Commandant Gen. David Berger’s Force Design 2030 . The Marine Corps Force Design effort, launched in 2020 , aims to prepare the service to fight China in the Pacific by increasing mobility and lethality. The Marine Corps...

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