Department of Defense Authorization for Appropriations for Fiscal Year 2018 and the Future Years Defense Program, Hearing Before the Committee on Armed Services, United States Senate, One Hundred Fifteenth Congress, First Session, Part 2: Seapower, June 6, 13, 21, 2017 [open pdf - 19MB]
This is the June 6, 13, 21, 2017 hearing on "Department of Defense Authorization for Appropriations for Fiscal Year 2018 and the Future Years Defense Program," held before the U.S. Senate Committee on Armed Services. From the opening statement of Roger F. Wicker: "As the saying goes, there is no better friend than a marine. There is also no worst enemy than a U.S. Marine. I truly believe this sentiment captures the professionalism and tenacity of the Marine Corps. That perseverance, ingenuity, and smarts are traits engrained in the Marine Corps' DNA [deoxyribonucleic acid]. These traits have served the marines well during the last 15 years of war. However, even marines have limits. An unrelenting operational tempo has damaged readiness and undermined critical modernization efforts to replace aging equipment. Today the subcommittee will focus on modernization, but I cannot emphasize enough the connection between readiness and modernization." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Robert S. Walsh, Paul A. Grosklags, Allison F. Stiller.
S. Hrg. 115-448, Pt. 2; Senate Hearing 115-448, Part 2
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