Ships Costing $37 Billion Lacks Firepower, Vice Admiral Warns

Ships Costing $37 Billion Lacks Firepower, Vice Admiral Warns

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An employee descends scaffolding surrounding a U.S. Navy Littoral Combat Ship under construction in Marinette, Wisconsin. The Littoral Combat Ship -- derided by critics inside the Navy as the “Little Crappy Ship”-- has been beset by troubles since 2005 as the price of each ship doubled to $440 million.