Shrinking the Status-Quo Navy

McDevitt, Michael
February 2011
U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings;Feb2011, Vol. 137 Issue 2, p22
Conference Proceeding
The article reports that reductions in the defense budgets can dramatically constrain the overall size of the U.S. Navy and change the status of being a balanced fleet. Though the present navy can meet challenges, the concern is whether it will be able to do them in the future. The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) concludes that in 30 years there will be significant shortages based on today's requirements in cruisers, destroyers, attack submarines, and amphibious ships.


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