Wittman: Surge sealift plan needs to be more aggressive

By Justin Katz / April 20, 2018 at 4:17 PM
An influential House lawmaker will insert language in the fiscal year 2019 defense policy bill calling for a more aggressive time line for the Navy's surge sealift recapitalization plan. House Armed Services seapower and projection forces subcommittee Chairman Rob Wittman (R-VA) said the language will be unveiled during the subcommittee's mark-up this week. "The plan doesn't recapitalize quickly enough in the face of aging ships within both the Ready Reserve Force and the ships that we have available through the...

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