Just as the U.S. Navy is preparing for production of improved Littoral Combat Ships (LCS), members of Congress are again taking aim at the program. The impetus for the renewed congressional attacks on the LCS program can be found in a recent spate of troubling press and watchdog group reports, including a recent guided tour by Aviation Week of USS Freedom (LCS-1) while it was in drydock that revealed far more severe problems than had been previously acknowledged publicly by the Navy or ...

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