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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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Topics: National Security

October 5, 2012

By Ben Freeman, Ph. D.

Navy’s Littoral Combat Ship: “Big Bucks, Little Bang”



Littoral Combat Ship The Navy’s newest ship, the Littoral Combat Ship (LCS), is woefully inferior to comparable ships, according to an article written by John Sayen for Time magazine’s Battleland blog.

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Topics: National Security

August 16, 2012

By Ben Freeman, Ph. D.

Off Course: Did Navy Underplay Steering Problem Before Awarding Ship Contract?



In late 2010, the future of one of the U.S. Navy’s prized new weapons systems hung in the balance. Instead of choosing between competing versions of a warship designed to operate in shallow coastal waters, the Navy wanted Congress’s blessing to buy bot

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Topics: National Security

April 23, 2012

By Dana Liebelson

Failed Equipment, Flawed Designs Plague Lockheed Littoral Combat Ship



POGO sent a letter today to the Senate and House Armed Services Committees recommending that an expensive and severely flawed variant of the Littoral Combat Ship program be eliminated. The letter comes on the heels of POGO's release of Navy documents revea

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