While lawmakers may feel like the U.S. Navy has backed them into a corner with its proposal to make a dual block buy of the service’s Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) fleet, approving the deal is probably the best play on the Hill. It is easy to understand why lawmakers may feel a little blindsided. As noted in recent congressional testimony, the Navy has come twice before after the normal budget work was done to ask for a significant change in the LCS procurement plan. The Navy request ...


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