Clark: Navy’s “30-year” shipbuilding plan good preview of next decade’s fleet

The Navy’s new 30-year shipbuilding plan meets the goal of a 308-ship fleet. But the mix of ships isn’t what Congress, or the Navy, wants the force to have, capability-wise. Bryan Clark, Senior Fellow at the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments and former Special Assistant to the Chief of Naval Operations and Director of the CNO’s Commander’s Action Group, explained the standout passages of the Plan, and why the Plan is a reliable blueprint for only the next decade or so of shipbuilding.

Bryan Clark on National Defense Week

Photo: NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (Nov. 17, 2013) – Pre-Commissioning Unit Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) breaks the threshold of Newport News Shipyard Dry Dock 12 into the James River during the ship’s launch and transit to Newport News Shipyard pier three for the final stages of construction and testing.

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