The chairman of the U.S. House Armed Services Committee is touting non-nuclear electric-powered submarines and backing a HASC subcommittee leader’s push for the U.S. Navy to reconsider future boomers as one way to build up the naval fleet and meet global deterrence demands. HASC Chairman Ike Skelton (D-Mo.) told reporters at a breakfast meeting June 8 that he likes Mississippi Democratic Rep. Gene Taylor’s language in their House-passed Fiscal 2011 defense authorization bill, which ...

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