Raise Concerns About Overstretched Navy
What Are You Doing to Our Navy?
Over a hundred retired admirals, and three retired Marine generals have written to Congress, calling for more support for the Navy. The letter comes as the United States is facing what could be a lengthy effort to beat back the terrorist group known as the Islamic State, and address numerous other crises and threats.
The admirals said that poor readiness and morale are serious dangers if the spending cuts are not reversed. The group admirals and generals, including former Marine Commandant James Conway, noted seven major operations, spanning from disaster relief in the Philippines to the fight against the Islamic State, int heir letter.
“We are concerned that if the Department of the Navy is required to continue to respond to crisis after crisis without the funding needed to build new ships, repair old equipment and provide routine maintenance to existing equipment, the nation risks permanent damage to our national defense and negative impacts on the domestic and international economies that rely on the safety and security that U.S. sea power provides,” the letter reads, According to a report by the Washington Examiner,