Document: Budget Directive Letter from SECDEF Carter to SECNAV Mabus

December 17, 2015 10:14 AM

The following is the Dec. 14, 2015 letter from Secretary of Defense Ash Carter to Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus directing several key budget changes to the service’s 2017 budget submission — including reducing the buy of Littoral Combat Ships/Frigates from 52 to 40 ships.

Sam LaGrone

Sam LaGrone

Sam LaGrone is the editor of USNI News. He has covered legislation, acquisition and operations for the Sea Services since 2009 and spent time underway with the U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps and the Canadian Navy.
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