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CSIS, USNI to Discuss Maritime Challenges with US Reps

By S.L. Fuller | April 28, 2017

151213-N-JE250-156 MEDITERRANEAN SEA (Dec. 13, 2015) Chief Boatswain’s Mate J. Smith supervises Boatswain’s Mate Seaman D. Ruffer while hooking cargo to an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter during a vertical replenishment aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Gravely (DDG 107). Gravely, part of the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group, is conducting naval operations in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations in support of U.S. national security interests in Europe and Africa. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class D. C. Dillon/ Released)

Chief Boatswain’s Mate J. Smith supervises Boatswain’s Mate Seaman D. Ruffer while hooking cargo to a Sikorsky MH-60S Sea Hawk during a vertical replenishment aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Gravely (DDG 107).  U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class D. C. Dillon

The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) and the U.S. Naval Institute plan to address challenges facing the U.S. Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard. The two entities, along with support from Lockheed Martin and Huntington Ingalls Industries, are set to host, “Congress & Seapower: The View from the Hill" May 2.

Taking place at CSIS headquarters in Washington, D.C., featured speakers are Virginia Rep. Rob Wittman, chairmain of Seapower and Projection Forces Subcommittee, and Connecticut Rep. Joe Courtney, ranking member of Seapower and Projection Forces Subcommittee. They are to discuss topics like policy, concept development and program design.

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“Given budgetary challenges, technological opportunities, and ongoing strategic adjustments, the nature and employment of U.S. maritime forces are likely to undergo significant change over the next 10 to 15 years,” CSIS said.

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