Comments for: Ships costing $37 billion lack firepower, U.S. commander warns

Posted March 28, 2013, at 6:58 p.m.

WASHINGTON — The Navy’s troubled Littoral Combat Ship, a vessel intended to be small and speedy for use in shallow waters close to shore, lacks the firepower it needs, a top U.S. navy commander said in a classified memo. Vice Adm. Tom Copeman, the commander of naval surface forces, called …

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