Skelton Says Navy Needs More Ships, Voices Concern About Reaching 313-Ship Mark

By Zachary M. Peterson / April 29, 2008 at 5:00 AM
The Navy's shipbuilding plan is a "sure loser" at the current rate the sea service plans to procure new ships, House Armed Services Committee Chairman Ike Skelton (D-MO) told reporters today. "I see a great need for increasing the number of ships in the Navy," Skelton said this morning at a breakfast with reporters in Washington. Former President "Ronald Reagan was pushing for the 600-ship Navy . . . we never got there. Now the Navy wants to get back...

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