August 31, 2017

Navy's deadly accidents stir questions, House panel to probe for answers next week

By Jerry Hendrix

Source: CNBC

Journalist(s) Jeff Daniels

The Navy is under pressure due to several deadly accidents involving warships in the western Pacific.

Members of a congressional panel will weigh in next Thursday with a hearing to look at "underlying problems."

The accidents in the Seventh Fleet have shaken the confidence of the Navy and raised questions about basic fleet operations, training, crew stress, maintenance and the ability of the service to handle more ships in the future. The Navy's downsizing in the quarter century since the Cold War ended also is blamed for the current state along with readiness challenges from budget caps from sequestration.

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  • Jerry Hendrix

    Senior Fellow and Director, Defense Strategies and Assessments Program

    Jerry Hendrix is a Senior Fellow and the Director of the Defense Strategies and Assessments Program at the Center for a New American Security. A retired Captain in the United...