Redeeming Freedom: U.S. Navy Seeks To Renew Faith In LCS Fleet

ABOARD THE USS FREEDOM — The skipper is smiling, cautiously. The first Littoral Combat Ship (LCS-1), the USS Freedom, is pushing off from a U.S. Navy pier in San Diego a few minutes before schedule, and Cmdr. Tim Wilke, the ship’s commanding officer, knows that the early departure is a big deal. “We...

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