October 24, 2016

Report: Pentagon should scrap $40 billion aircraft carrier program

Featuring Elbridge Colby, Paul Scharre, and Jerry Hendrix

Source: CNN

Journalist Zachary Cohen

With an aging air fleet and a shrinking Navy working overtime around the globe, US military officials say the world's most powerful fighting force is at an "inflection point" and needs a serious makeover if it wants to maintain that status now and into the future.

But to balance the immediate need for more planes and ships while also investing in future technology to keep the US ahead of rising rivals like China and Russia, the Pentagon needs to make some "hard decisions" and cut some of its most expensive weapons programs, according to a new report from the Center for a New American Security.

Read the full article on CNN.


  • Elbridge Colby

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    Vice President and Director of Studies

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  • Jerry Hendrix

    Former Senior Fellow and Director, Defense Program

    Jerry Hendrix was the Senior Fellow and the Director of the Defense Program at the Center for a New American Security. A retired Captain in the United States Navy, his staff ...