Busted budget process exacerbates Navy’s maintenance backlog

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The Navy’s latest Force Structure Assessment calls for a fleet of 355 ships. Growth like that would take decades.

In the meantime, Adm. William Moran — vice chief of Naval operations — says he needs to make sure the Navy can maximize results from its current fleet of 275 ships.

He talked numbers and more with Government Matters host Francis Rose on the sidelines of last week’s McAleese Defense Programs Conference in Washington.