The Diplomat: Must U.S. Navy Downsize Plans?

01.04.12

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USS Nashville sailor in RHIB, Libreville, Gabon. April 16, 2009. David Axe photo.

USS Nashville sailor in RHIB, Libreville, Gabon. April 16, 2009. David Axe photo.

by DAVID AXE

Last week, the U.S. Navy released its annually-updated 30-year shipbuilding plan. The document confirms what analysts have expected since the January publication of the Pentagon’s new Strategic Defense Guidance: the world’s leading naval power is no longer planning a major expansion from today’s 285 warships to 313 or more, as was expected as recently as last year. Instead, the U.S. combat fleet will slightly shrink to a low of 276 vessels in 2015 before modestly expanding, peaking at a planned 307 ships in the late 2030s.

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One Response to “The Diplomat: Must U.S. Navy Downsize Plans?”

  1. Brain Injury says:

    Thats not too bad. Should cut down on some spending and such too which will be nice.

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