Under threats, U.S. Navy is struggling to modernize its ships

The Navy has the largest shipbuilding budget in its history — $32 billion for this year alone — is being met with concerns about outdated military strategies.

  • Some inside the Pentagon think that the Navy might not be able to afford to keep running in decades to come.
  • At no moment since World War II has the service faced a more urgent demand to embrace new technologies and weapons systems, given the rising threat from a now formidable Chinese military.

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