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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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Topics: National Security

February 5, 2013

By Andre Francisco

Navy Plans to Build Fewer Ships



Navy Ship The U.S. Navy has officially decided to reduce its growth plan from 313 major warships to 306, according to a planning document obtained by Defense News.

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Topics: National Security

May 10, 2012

By Ben Freeman, Ph. D.

Littoral Combat Ship Gets Speiered



An amendment requiring the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to conduct a review of the Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) program passed during the House Armed Services Committee (HASC) markup of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) yesterday.

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