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Navy Light Amphibious Warship (LAW) Program: Background and Issues for Congress [Updated March 2, 2021]   [open pdf - 2MB]

From the Introduction: "This report provides background information and issues for Congress on the Navy's new Light Amphibious Warship (LAW) program, which envisions procuring a class of 28 to 30 new amphibious ships to support the Marine Corps, particularly in implementing a new Marine Corps operational concept called Expeditionary Advanced Base Operations (EABO). The Navy envisions the first LAW being procured in FY2022. [...] The LAW program poses a number of potential oversight matters for Congress. The issue for Congress is whether to approve, reject, or modify the Navy's annual funding requests and envisioned acquisition strategy for the program. Congress's decisions regarding the program could affect Navy and Marine Corps capabilities and funding requirements and the U.S. shipbuilding industrial base."

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CRS Report for Congress, R46374
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2021-03-02
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Congressional Research Service: https://crsreports.congress.gov/
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