Eyeing China, Pentagon plans larger, ‘more lethal’ navy

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Eyeing China, Pentagon plans larger, ‘more lethal’ navy

Secretary of Defence Mark Esper announced on Wednesday an ambitious plan to expand the US Navy with a range of unmanned and autonomous ships, submarines and aircraft to confront the growing maritime challenge from China.The Pentagon chief said a sweeping review of US naval power dubbed “Future Forward” had laid out a “game-changer” plan that would expand the US sea fleet to more than 355 ships, from the current 293.The plan, which requires adding tens of billions of dollars to the US Navy’s…

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