Has the Navy Bought a Pig in a Poke?

I am beginning to think the Navy has bought several pigs in a poke in recent years, here, and here.  It is not like the Army hasn’t had a few of those FCS, Crusader, Comanche, ARH, Sergeant York to name a few.

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Retired as a Colonel in the United States Army after 33 years of service. Graduate of the VMI, MA in History at JMU, completed course work for Ph.D in History University of Tennessee.
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4 Responses to Has the Navy Bought a Pig in a Poke?

  1. vmijpp says:

    Answer: YES.
    And all the while the amphib fleet suffers.
    The US Navy we once knew barely exists.


  2. DaveO says:

    Question being was it the acquisition process, or did the vendor sufficiently scratch the itches of Congress critters to get away with billions of dollars in exchange for … words escape me…


    • vmijpp says:

      With the LCS, I’m not sure that anyone can fully unravel the mess, it’s been going on so long and is so profound.

      For a historical example of a ship gone wrong from a otherwise very well designed and revolutionary class of vessels, see USS Chesapeake from the first set of six frigates built for the Navy.

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