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The Navy's dilemma with the littoral combat ship construction program is rooted in deep institutional problems based on choices made over the previous two decades. It could take another generation to set things right.
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Rear Admiral Holland has been a contributor to Proceedings since 1975. His essays have won prizes in six Arleigh Burke Essay Contests as well as seven awards from the Naval Submarine League and recognition from the Surface Navy Association.
1. CAPT Robert H. Smith, USN (Ret.), "The Navy and its DDG-1000 — Heading the Wrong Way," Proceedings, August 2007, p. 10.
2. John T. Bennett and Vago Muradian, "Experts, Execs Debate U.S. Prototype Plan Merits," Defense News, 19 November 2007.
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