A week does not pass without a new headline or editorial decrying the readiness, morale, training, or direction of the U.S. Navy. From pilot shortages and an adrift intelligence arm to an overtasked and underperforming surface fleet, the Navy appears to be in crisis. It can inject more procedures, training, and trend analyses, but none of this will cure the underlying troubles that killed 17 sailors in the Pacific last year.
There's Rot In Our Hulls
By Lieutenant (j.g.) Daniel Stefanus, U.S. Navy