Stars and Stripes stripes.com 11 Jan, 2021 17:45 am

Adm. Gilday announces 10-year plan for Navy to compete against Russia, China

Adm. Gilday announces 10-year plan for Navy to compete against Russia, China
A new plan released Monday by the Navy’s top officer lays out the priorities for the service in the next decade in order for the U.S. to maintain its military advantage at sea over China and Russia.

The Navy released its “navigation plan,” a road map of the top four priorities that Gilday said he believes the service must focus on in the next decade.America is a maritime country that follows a rules-based order at sea set after World War II and it is growing more dependent on trade, energy, and communication systems that come via the sea, Gilday said.The navigation plan emphasizes the Navy’s primary roles of control on the sea and projecting naval power forward across the world, and how the service’s planning for training, equipment, and personnel must meet the needs of those roles, Gilday said.The Navy is looking to divest itself of older littoral combat ships because they “don’t bring lethality to the fight any longer,” Gilday said.

Gilday said he’s releasing the plan now because the Navy has to prioritize what it will invest in for the next decade.Gilday announces 10-year plan for Navy to compete against Russia, China WASHINGTON — A new plan released Monday by the Navy’s top officer lays out the priorities for the service in the next decade in order for the U.

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