Naval Warfare

PREMIUM: Esper hails shipbuilding study but budgetary questions remain

22nd September 2020 - 15:54 GMT | by Jason Sherman in New York

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US Secretary of Defense Mark Esper has called for higher spending on shipbuilding, in order to support what he described as a ‘game-changer’ for fleet design.

In a speech at the RAND Corporation on 16 September, he added that a long-awaited force structure assessment stipulates a need for the USN ...

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