Acting SECDEF Shanahan Defends Truman Carrier Cut to Senate Panel

Published: 14/03/2019
Acting SECDEF Shanahan Defends Truman Carrier Cut to Senate Panel
Source: NEWS.USNI.ORG

The acting secretary of defense defended the Pentagon’s decision to retire a Nimitz-class carrier 25 years early during a hearing before the Senate Armed Services Committee on Thursday.  In response to chairman Sen. Jim Inhofe’s (R-Okla.) questions on why the Department of Defense was calling for shedding the carrier, Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan […]

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