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‘Rotting’ ships and aging tankers could compromise the military’s ability to get to the fight, lawmakers warn

 

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By JOHN VANDIVER | STARS AND STRIPES Published: March 8, 2019

Lawmakers have warned the Navy that an aging fleet of transport ships — and no clear plan to replace them — means the military may not be able to get forces across oceans in the event of a fight with Russia or China.

The Pentagon now emphasizes the need to boost the combat readiness of its forces and modernize weaponry in an era of “great power competition.” But with the planes and ships that would be called upon in a crisis to help ferry equipment and troops to conflict zones in disrepair, it’s not clear the military could get to the fight, lawmakers said Thursday.

https://www.stripes.com/news/rotting-ships-and-aging-tankers-could-compromise-the-military-s-ability-to-get-to-the-fight-lawmakers-warn-1.571831
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