30 Sep '16, 11am

BLUF: The US Navy today is dishonest, incompetent & rotten to its core.

NEWPORT, R.I. — Five of seven of the U.S. Navy's speedy new warships have had engine problems in the past year and four of them are now considered "test" ships that'll rarely, if ever, be deployed. The Navy insists the costly littoral combat ship program is going to be fine after a bumpy start. Adm. John Richardson, the chief of naval operations, said recently in Newport, Rhode Island, that most major shipbuilding programs have "startup types of issues." "They're very complex programs and so I think, overall, this program is on track and we are seeing that we're learning lessons as it starts up," he said. But two senior senators, Arizona Republican John McCain and Rhode Island Democrat Jack Reed, say it's time for the Navy to question all of its assumptions about the littoral combat ship program, which has been criticized for its growing costs, questions about the warships...

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