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Mark Esper: US Must Expand Fleet by 2045 to Retain Naval Dominance

Dr. Mark Esper

Mark Esper, secretary of the Department of Defense (DoD) and a 2020 Wash100 Award recipient, has said the U.S. Navy must launch fleet expansion efforts to ensure American military dominance against China. Esper revealed that the U.S. needs to expand its fleet to over 355 ships by the mid-2030s and 500 ships by 2045.

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