While the U.S. Navy plans to put a higher percentage of its ships in the Pacific as part of the Pentagon’s rebalancing of forces to the region, financial constraints are cutting into the actual number of ships being sent, causing concern among Senate Armed Services Committee members. The rebalance called for the percentage of ships to increase to about 60% from about half of the overall fleet, notes Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla). But thanks to sequestration and related cuts, there are fewer ...


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