Some Lawmakers Alarmed by 2006 Navy Shipbuilding Plan

September 2004
Sea Power;Sep2004, Vol. 47 Issue 9, p6
This article discusses the Navy's fiscal year 2006 shipbuilding plan in the U.S. A draft of the Navy's shipbuilding and conversion budget for 2006 shows a total of S6 billion for construction and investment. For fiscal year 2005. The U.S. Congress in July appropriated $10,4 billion for seven new ships. The shipbuilding budget often draws intensive attention on Capitol Hill, and many in Congress prefer a faster pace of construction and the near-term recapitalization of the Navy's aging fleet.


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