Manpower, Parts Shortages Would Hinder Navy In Wartime

February 14, 2018 3:21 pm breakingdefense.com
Manpower, Parts Shortages Would Hinder Navy In Wartime

WASHINGTON: Faced with erratic funding from Congress, the Navy has pursued cost-efficiency so rigorously that it has cut corners and compromised peacetime safety and, very possibly, wartime performance. Manning, maintenance, and training have all suffered in in the pursuit of savings, current and former naval officers agreed at the Center for Strategic & International Studies this morning. The corner-cutting is most evident in last summer’s accidents that killed 17 sailors. But…

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