Smaller Navy Ship Has a Rocky Past and Key Support
By ELISABETH BUMILLER
Published: April 5, 2012
"One of the two $700 million ships completed so far has had a major leak and crack in its hull, while the other is at sea, testing equipment that is failing to distinguish underwater mines from glints of light on the waves. More ominously, a report late last year by the Pentagon’s top weapons tester said the ship “is not expected to be survivable in a hostile combat environment.”
Our President is insisting we build 55 of these even though they are not expected 'to be survivable' in a combat environment?