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The 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Friday that a federal law making it illegal to lie about being a war hero is constitutional and making false statements is not always protected free speech.
The U.S. Fleet keeps its 11 carriers as well as 10 air wings. About a third of the cruiser fleet—seven ships—will be decommissioned early. But in all, no Navy program suffered a severe blow from the 2013 budget-cutting ax.