Citing recent articles in Aviation Week questioning quality assurance issues and other problems with the U.S. Navy’s Littoral Combat Ship (LCS-1) USS Freedom – as well as a recent Project on Government Oversight report noting ship deficiencies – U.S. Rep. Jackie Speier (D-Calif.) on May 9 called for a U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) investigation of the ship’s construction and naval oversight. “It’s disturbing that the Navy would accept a ship that fails to meet the basic ...

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