IEDs killed USS Freedom?
- From: Henry J Cobb <hcobb@xxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 18 Jan 2007 03:01:07 -0800
> Lockheed Martin said the cost increases were driven by three factors -
> first-of-class costs, the change from commercial construction
> standards to naval vessel rules standards, and vendor issues. The
> vendor issues included the fact that certain propulsion gear wasn't
> cut correctly, and also that certain high-grade steel needed for LCS
> was being monopolized for up-armor Humvees.
So Rummy's failure to plan for life after Saddam caused a work stoppage for his pet ship project?
P.S.: When was the last all-steel minesweeper built anyway?