Given changes in the global, technology, and information environments, competition for maritime security, a high quality workforce, improved acquisition processes, and resourcing stability continues to intensify. And while readiness is of utmost concern at the moment, hopes for a more capable fleet remain, as does the need to modernize.
On April 27, the Center for 21st Century Security and Intelligence at Brookings hosted an event focused on the coming priorities for the U.S. Navy. Admiral John Richardson, chief of naval operations, opened with remarks before turning to a discussion with Brookings Senior Fellow Michael O’Hanlon.
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We're at an impasse where we're not going to give North Korea what they want, and the North Koreans are not giving us what we want. [Each week that passes without progress] really lays bare the anemic nature [of the declaration President Trump and Kim Jong-un made in June in Singapore].