Reps Say Navy, DOD Push For Secrecy Is Counterproductive

By Daniel Wilson (January 11, 2018, 4:13 PM EST) -- A pair of Republican congressmen criticized the U.S. Navy and Department of Defense on Wednesday for being overly secretive, saying their reticence is hurting efforts to gain a bigger defense budget and a larger Navy fleet and to find solutions to operational issues.

Moves to increase secrecy at the Navy and at the DOD itself have been a major impediment for helping to sell the public on the DOD's push toward a $700 billion defense budget and the Navy's plan to ramp up to a 355-ship fleet, Rep. Mike Gallagher, R-Wis., said in remarks at the Surface Navy Association's annual symposium....

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