07 Sep '17, 9pm

Navy says tight budget, stress on fleet don't excuse crashes

Moran said the Navy is “shocked” by the collisions involving the USS John S. McCain in August the USS Fitzgerald in June. But he also used the hearing to urge Congress to end the practice of providing defense budgets by way of stopgap spending measures. The stopgap bills have been used frequently over the last eight years and lock the Pentagon’s budget in at last year’s level, which bars military services from starting new programs or ending old ones. That forces the services to move money from their weapons modernization and training accounts to pay for current missions.

Full article: http://www.navytimes.com/news/your-navy/2017/09/07/navy-s...

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