Senate Armed Services Chairman John McCain (R-Ariz.) demanded accountability for the U.S. Navy’s Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) at the outset of a Dec. 1 hearing on the long-troubled program. Calling LCS “an unfortunate yet all-too-common example of defense acquisition gone awry,” McCain said the Pentagon’s chief tester has determined the ship “can’t survive a hostile combat environment and has yet to demonstrate its most important warfighting ...


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