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Littoral Combat Ship

McCain Blasts 'Shameful' Navy Program

Reuters | Posted 06.09.2014 | Politics

By Andrea Shalal WASHINGTON, April 9 (Reuters) - Senator John McCain on Wednesday blasted the U.S. Navy's new Littoral Combat Ship (LC...

Cyber Vulnerabilities Discovered On Navy's Newest Warship

Reuters | Andrea Shalal-Esa | Posted 06.23.2013 | Technology

WASHINGTON, April 23 (Reuters) - The computer network on the U.S. Navy's newest class of coastal warships showed vulnerabilities in Navy cybersecuri...

Obama in the Middle East: The Seemingly Schizoid Man Proves to Be Pragmatic Pacific Pivoter

William Bradley | Posted 05.23.2013 | World
William Bradley

After a seemingly schizophrenic schedule of speaking to antithetical audiences in Israel and the Palestinian territories, President Barack Obama successfully brokered a sudden rapprochement between Israel and Turkey on Friday.

Off Course: Did Navy Underplay Steering Problem Before Awarding Ship Contract?

Ben Freeman | Posted 10.17.2012 | Politics
Ben Freeman

In late 2010, the future of one of the U.S. Navy's prized new weapons systems hung in the balance.

Failed Equipment, Flawed Designs Plague Lockheed Littoral Combat Ship

Project On Government Oversight | Posted 06.24.2012 | Politics
Project On Government Oversight

After more than six months in port, the USS Freedom has only been out to sea twice this year, and during both trips the engines and other key equipment failed. This is a far cry from what the Navy has been telling taxpayers.

Fiscal Affairs: The Impossibility of Defense Cuts

James Kwak | Posted 06.06.2012 | Business
James Kwak

Like Social Security, it's almost impossible to cut any actual defense spending. Apparently politicians don't realize that a whole is equal to the sum of its parts. Or they do realize it, and they hope that we don't.

Navy Weighs Ship's Design, Along With Its Own Future

Wall Street Journal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

This summer, the Navy expects to choose between two competing designs for the Littoral Combat Ship, a fast, shore-hugging warship that will take on 21...