Conference: A Look at a 200-Ship Navy

Thursday, May 21, 2009

The U.S. Navy currently possesses approximately 280 ships, less than half the number during the Cold War. Between likely budget cuts, the increased cost of shipbuilding, and continued de-commissionings, the long-term outlook is that the fleet will continue its decrease in size, perhaps reaching as few ships as 200.

"Allowing the current U.S. naval slippage to continue will result in a combat fleet of a size we haven't seen since 1911," said Seth Cropsey, Hudson Institute Senior Fellow and former Deputy Undersecretary of the Navy.

In order to address this issue, Hudson Institute is hosting a conference, “Don't Give Up the Ships - A Look at a 200-Ship Navy.” Speakers will include Rep. Joe Sestak (D-PA); John Lehman, former Secretary of the Navy; Eric Labs, Principal Naval Analyst for the Congressional Budget Office; Aaron Friedberg, Professor of Politics and International Affairs, Princeton University; James Clad, Professor of Near East and South Asian Studies, National Defense University; and Seth Cropsey. Chairman of the Hudson Board of Trustees Allan Tessler will introduce the event and Senior Vice President for International Programs and Policy S. Enders Wimbush will moderate.

When: May 22, 2009
10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Where: Electric Boat Corporation
Washington Office
1201 M St, SE
Suite 100
Washington, DC 20003-3708

RSVP: events@hudson.org

(www.hudson.org)

Maritime Reporter July 2015 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Navy

Fire Aboard USS Mount Whitney

A fire broke out on board USS Mount Whitney (LCC 20) while the ship was in Viktor Lenac Shipyard (Rijeka, Croatia) July 31, 2015. There were no personnel injuries in the fire,

South China Sea Hotline in the Works

China and Southeast Asian nations have agreed to set up a foreign ministers' hotline to tackle emergencies in the disputed South China Sea, a senior official of

Fond Farewell to HMAS Tobruk

The Governor-General, His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove, AK, MC (Retd), together with the Assistant Minister for Defence Stuart Robert, MP,

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Contracts Maritime Standards Navigation Offshore Oil Pipelines Salvage Ship Electronics Ship Repair Ship Simulators
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.1246 sec (8 req/sec)