The Littoral Combat Ship (LCS, which also stands for Little Crappy Ship) program is a complete abortion but we keep building them, only to scrap them once they’re complete.
|DDG 1000 – floating lemon|
The DDG 1000 series won’t ever be front line ships despite the billions spent.
And the Navy (in its wisdom) has slowed construction of the Arleigh Burke DDG 51 series of destroyers.
The FFG(X) and CG(X) are as far in the distant future as the new Navy bomber to replace the Intruder, now long out of service.
Disastrous collisions at sea have revealed serious problems with the navy.
Admirals working hard (overtime) trying to cashier SEALs, contrary to the explicit directions of the Commander-in-Chief have not made points.
The current budget proposed by President Trump reduces the money earmarked for the US Navy and the admirals are wounded. But the truth is that the Navy isn’t doing a very good job. Sealift capability is marginal at best. The Navy needs to search its soul and perhaps reduce the number of admirals by half as a show of good faith.
As a retired naval officer, I don’t like to write this sort of thing, but it’s true.