By David Larter

January 7, 2016

…“It was supposed to be a 14-month gap at 10 carriers and now the gap will be almost 8 years with shock testing being added to the Ford’s pre-deployment preparations,” Clark said. In August, the Pentagon ordered the Navy to run shock trials on Ford before she deploys, further delaying the Navy’s newest ship. Still, Clark argues that the COCOMs should just make do with the reduced presence so as not to endanger the Navy’s future ability to generate force.

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