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>> We are going to start with the Navy.>> As tensions simmer with China and Russia, President-elect Donald Trump has promised to build up the US Navy to 350 ships. It would be the biggest boost to US might at sea in many decades. Adding some 60 vessels to an already unrivaled American fleet.
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Boasting 10 aircraft carriers and 75 submarines. Chief of Naval Operations Admiral John Richardson telling Reuters, the surge would be, quote, remarkably easy, assuming the funds are allocated by Congress. Reporter Andrea Shalal is on the story.>> Admiral John Richardson is preparing for a potentially pretty big boost in the size of the Navy fleet.
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He said, we're still running the numbers on this. But here's the thing. We would start by buying submarines, destroyers, amphibious warships. And then we could even think about buying two carriers a year. They're ready to do that, they have the capacity.>> With shipyards already built, Richardson's saying the only limiting factor would be hiring and training the workers.
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>> The bill isn't just for the equipment. It's also for everything that comes with it or what they sometimes call the tail.>> The wildcard, a strict federal spending cap known as the sequester. Experts saying it would have to be lifted or cut sharply by Congress. To make Trump's maritime dream a reality.