Capacity of U.S. Navy to Project Power with Large Surface Combatants: Hearing Before the Committee on Armed Services, Subcommittee on Seapower and Projection Forces, U.S. House of Representatives, One Hundred Fourteenth Congress, First Session, June 17, 2015   [open pdf - 246KB]

This is a testimony compilation of the June 17, 2015 hearing "Capacity of U.S. Navy to Project Power with Large Surface Combatants" held before the House Committee on Armed Services. From the joint testimony submitted by Rear Admiral Peter Fanta and Rear Admiral Victorino G. Mercado: "Navy continues to instill affordability and stability into its large surface combatant force, and remains focused on providing global presence, sea-control, mission flexibility, and when necessary, power projection. The FY 2016 President's Budget provides the best compromise between fiscal constraints and a path to attain force structure requirements, accepting risk while modernizing our current fleet and building a future Fleet with the capabilities required to support the defense strategy. Fiscal uncertainty -- and sequestration in particular -- remain the most significant threats to our ability to reach this goal. We thank you for your continued efforts for national security and request your support of the Navy's FY 2016 President's Budget." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Peter Fanta and Victorino G. Mercado.

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