Dov Zakheim, senior adviser at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, breaks down how funds are divided amongst the military branches, and why the Navy is requesting more to build up the fleet.
Daniel Goure, Senior Vice President of the Lexington Institute and Michael O’Hanlon, Senior Fellow & Director of Research for Foreign Policy at Brookings discuss the makeup of the Navy’s fleet, and how development of autonomous systems may impact the 355-ship goal.
In this extended interview, Vice Admiral William Merz, deputy chief of naval operations for warfare systems, discusses driving efficiency in shipbuilding, and highlights some of the Navy’s fleet goals.
Military Times Capitol Hill bureau chief Leo Shane III and Politico defense reporter Jacqueline Klimas join Francis for this edition of the Pentagon Beat. They discuss President Trump’s announcement of a transgender ban for the military as well as the Navy’s push for a 355-ship fleet.