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October 30, 2013

By Avery Kleinman

Navy's LCS Experiences Maintenance Problems, Again



LCS Stars and Stripes reports this morning that the USS Freedom, a first-in-class littoral combat ship (LCS), is docked for repairs for the second time in three months.

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Topics: National Security

September 3, 2013

By Andre Francisco

Pentagon Supports Reducing LCS Fleet to 24 Ships



LCS Top decision makers in the Pentagon support reducing the total purchase of the Littoral Combat Ship to only 24 ships, down from 52, according to Defense News.

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Topics: National Security

July 26, 2013

By Jana Persky

LCS: Still a Sinking Ship



LCS Helo 120 Recent GAO testimony shows that the Navy continues to spend money on untested parts of the Littoral Combat Ship, despite ongoing concerns about cracks, corrosion, and engine failures.

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Topics: National Security

April 15, 2013

By Andre Francisco

New Navy Ship Suffers ‘Minor’ Damage from Fires at Sea



LCS Coronado The newest littoral combat ship (LCS) caught fire twice during sea trials in the Gulf of Mexico, according to an article in Defense News.

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Topics: National Security

February 20, 2013

By Andre Francisco

How Did the Pentagon Budget Get This Bad?



National Security While the President is focusing on countering cyber-attacks and away from large-scale ground invasions, the Pentagon is still buying hundreds of billions of dollars in new weapons for old wars.

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