Getting the Navy Back to Ready Will Cost Tens of Billions

With just over 270 ships doing the work intended to be done by more than 350, the U.S. Navy is stretched thin enough for the seams to show. In order to keep enough ships at sea, training is getting short shrift, and so is sleep. And that means accidents, some of which have been deadly.

What’s to be done about it? Dave Majumdar of National Interest shares a few suggestions, but none of them come cheap.

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