Critics of the Littoral Combat ship are learning the wrong lessons about the program. Capt. Jerry Hendrix (USN ret.), now at the Center for a New American Security, writes about why in Defense One. He’s former Director of Naval History, and he took a historic view of the criticism of the LCS on National Defense Week.
Photo: (April 23, 2014) The littoral combat ships USS Independence (LCS 2), back, and USS Coronado (LCS 4) are underway in the Pacific Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Keith DeVinney/Released)