Friday, November 30, 2018

Is The Era Of The U.S. Navy Having It All Coming To An End?

U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kennishah J. Maddux

Popular Mechanics: The U.S. Navy Is Facing a Choice: Nukes or Ships?

The era of having it all may be over.

The U.S. Navy may have a tough choice to make: prioritizing growing its fleet of warships or funding the next generation of nuclear ballistic missile submarines. The Navy has made growing the size of the overall fleet to 355 ships a major priority, while at the same time building the new Columbia-class ballistic missile submarines. Meanwhile, the service is also being warned that the Pentagon’s defense budget will start shrinking in fiscal year 2020, making the two priorities in the eyes of many analysts an either/or proposition.

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WNU Editor:  When building a Ford aircraft carrier costs $13 billion .... the answer is yes .... the era when the U.S. can have it all is coming to an end.


fred said...


Anonymous said...

The US Navy never had it all.

There have always been cancellations of projects.