Young Defends DDG-1000, Says No Decisions Made About Truncation

By Zachary M. Peterson / February 5, 2009 at 5:00 AM
Pentagon acquisition chief John Young continues to defend the Navy's DDG-1000 destroyer program, which the service announced plans to truncate last year, arguing that the decision lacks a proper "analytical foundation." Navy officials, however, have said the decision to end the DDG-1000 program is based on sound footing -- namely that anti-ship cruise missile, ballistic missile and submarine threats, which are of great concern today, were not deemed pressing when the DDG-1000 was designed. In a meeting with reporters at...

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