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  • CBO: 355-Ship Fleet Would Cost the Navy $102B Annually
    The Navy would have to spend $102 billion annually build, operate and maintain a 355-ship fleet over the next 30 years, according to a new report from the Congressional Budget Office issued on Monday. The report, prepared at the request of the House Armed Services subcommittee on seapower and projection forces, outlines cost scenarios in […]
  • SECDEF Mattis Predicts An Extended Fight in Afghanistan
    In the wake of a surprise attack that killed at least 160 Afghan soldiers last week, Defense Secretary James Mattis said “the fight is going to go on” against terrorism and not just in Afghanistan. Speaking to reporters in Kabul Monday, Mattis said, the fight “is going to be far-flung, and that’s the nature of […]
  • Marines Begin Wargaming, Refining ‘Littoral Operations in a Contested Environment’ Concept
    When the Navy and Marine Corps began to plan and execute an evacuation of American citizens in Lebanon in the summer of 2006, it may have seemed like a generic non-combatant evacuation operation they train for before any Amphibious Ready Group and Marine Expeditionary Unit deploy. But when Hezbollah launched a Noor anti-ship missile at an Israeli […]