Latest "355 ship navy" stories
Austin, Milley defend weapons cuts in Biden’s defense budget
Top Pentagon leaders defended President Joe Biden’s flat defense budget request to lawmakers on Thursday and its “hard choices” to slash legacy weapons programs in favor of developing technologies, as a hedge against China.
By Joe Gould
Navy to chart new course after rash of problems
The CNO insists the Navy is now on a “positive trajectory,” but it will have to rebuild confidence under congressional scrutiny as it prepares a new strategic plan.
Marine Corps short 6 infantry battalions, Navy short 100 ships, this new strength index says
The Navy and Marine Corps are only “marginally” capable of meeting America’s national security needs, according to a new scorecard.
By Philip Athey
Former SECNAV, retired flag officer say Trump administration is hollowing out the Navy
Under the Trump administration, the Navy is on pace to build many fewer ships than it was under the Obama administration, and the maintenance backlog has gotten worse.
By Former Navy Secretary Ray Mabus and Rear Adm. Michael Smith (ret.)
America’s 355-ship Navy does not have to be the current fantasy
The challenge to reaching a 355-ship fleet is quite clear. Here are the changes that must take place.
By Everett Pyatt