Inside the Navy - February 12, 2018

A year in, Trump administration yet to lay budget groundwork for 350-ship Navy

By Lee Hudson  
February 9, 2018 at 4:32 PM
President Trump came into office a year ago promising to grow the Navy to 350 ships, a vow cheered by shipbuilders and congressional supporters. But naval analysts early on pointed to the challenges in increasing the size of the Navy. Most importantly, many argued, it takes years of funding growth to boost fleet size. And presidential terms -- at only four years -- are hardly long enough to see an increase. A year in, some acknowledge there has been little...

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