Foreign-based US Navy ships are suffering a slew of problems that are raising risks and impacting military readiness, a government watchdog warned on Thursday in the wake of two deadly maritime mishaps. A review by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) found that crews are being overworked and undertrained, just as vital maintenance is not being
After two deadly collisions involving Navy ships, more than a dozen current and former officers raised alarms about gaps in maintenance and training, grueling duty schedules and expanded operations.
A GAO report calls into question the Navy's strategy for operating forward-deployed ships and ability to maintain a larger fleet.
The government's watchdog agency told lawmakers Thursday to rein in the Navy's ambitious Littoral Combat Ship effort or risk losing congressional control over the service's race to arm the fleet with an unproven fighting ship.
The US military has fewer ships to send as reinforcements in a crisis because of budget cuts that have slashed funds for maintenance and training, the Navy’s chief warned Friday. The Navy will maintain one aircraft carrier and one a...