Submarines remain a chief shipbuilding concern for the U.S. Navy and top service officials worry sequestration could hamper the programs. At the same time, some federal lawmakers worry that the Navy’s long-term shipbuilding plan may come up short and hurt the nation’s efforts to “pivot” military focus to the Asia-Pacific region. The Navy says it wanted to get an additional Virginia-class attack submarine in its proposed 2014 fiscal spending plan, partly to face down emerging undersea ...


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