Addressing recent criticism by US lawmakers about the US Navy (USN) shipbuilding and future-fleet plans, Admiral Michael Gilday, the chief of naval operations (CNO), said he would welcome further discussion on those plans.
“I’m not critical of their criticism,” Adm Gilday said on 5 April during a media roundtable hosted by the Defense Writers Group. “I welcome the debate. There ought to be a robust debate on the future composition of the fleet. We will continue to have that discussion.”