How Does the Navy Get Ready, and Where Are We Today? Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Readiness of the Committee on Armed Services House of Representatives, One Hundred Twelfth Congress, First Session, Hearing Held July 12, 2011 [open pdf - 2MB]
From the opening statement of J. Randy Forbes: "In January of this year, then-Secretary of Defense Robert Gates admitted that Beijing's military modernization caught the U.S. intelligence community off-guard. This committee and the China Caucus have been trying to alert them to that fact for years, but to no avail. I juxtapose that against a backdrop of looming defense cuts in the United States that are expected to be submitted by the Administration in the very near future. Our Navy already has insufficient resources to preserve its current fleet, let alone reverse the negative trends of years of underfunding, deferred maintenance, and gaping holes in Navy readiness." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Madeleine Z. Bordallo, J. Randy Forbes, Joe Heck, Larry Kissell, Steven Palazzo, William Burke, Kevin McCoy.
H.A.S.C. No. 112-50; House Armed Services Committee No. 112-50
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