Forget the EFV. Retrofitted off-the-shelf vessels offer a cost-efficient means to align Marine Corps capabilities with national-security needs.
The Expeditionary Fighting Vehicle program is seemingly dead and rightfully so. For more than 20 years, the $15 billion EFV acquisition program has been plagued by delays and rising costs. Finally, on 6 January 2011, General James Amos, the Commandant of the Marine Corps, terminated the EFV, and added: