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James Mattis: 3-Month CR to Delay Induction of 11 Navy Ships, Impact 18 Army New-Start Projects

Defense Secretary James Mattis has said a three-month continuing resolution would impact several construction and procurement programs that would affect U.S. military readiness if enacted for fiscal year 2018, Defense News reported Tuesday. Mattis wrote in a Friday letter to Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain (R-Arizona) a short-term …

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Reports: Trump Budget Reflects Obama’s 8-Ship Procurement Plan

President Donald Trump’s spending plan for fiscal 2018 has not deviated from the previous administration’s plan to buy eight combat ships and has proposed to reduce aircraft procurement funds by at least $1.8 billion, Breaking Defense reported Tuesday. The ships included in the fiscal 2018 budget blueprint include one Littoral Combat Ship, two …

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