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Rep Luria Letter to President Biden on Maritime-centric National Defense Strategy

The following is a March 26, 2021 letter from Rep. Elaine Luria (D-Va.) to President Joe Biden calling for a maritime-focused national defense strategy. Luria is a former surface warfare officer and is currently the vice-chair of the House Armed Services Committee. March 26, 2021 President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. The White House 1600 Pennsylvania …

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Navy’s Vision for Future Fleet is Blurry Say Seapower Members Luria, Gallagher

The Navy isn’t doing a great job of arguing for the service to expand to face the growing maritime threat from China, two members of the House Armed Services seapower and projection forces subcommittee said on Thursday. In the last month, military leaders have played up the Chinese maritime threat in the Indo-Pacific with a …

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Luria: Navy Should Not Decommission Ships Early in Favor of New Construction

Decommissioning ships that have viable service life at a faster rate than industry can build new ones is not how the Navy should grow the fleet, the vice chairwoman of the House Armed Services Committee said Monday. Speaking at a Hudson Institute online forum, Rep. Elaine Luria (D-Va.) said “the math doesn’t work” for the …

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Navy’s Infamous INSURV Reports Set to End This Year Unless Congress Acts

A long-standing independent report on the health of the U.S. Navy is set to end this year unless Congress acts, USNI News has learned. The Board of Inspection and Survey (INSURV), founded under Battle of Mobile winner Adm. David Farragut in 1868 and cemented into law by Congress in 1882, is in charge of assessing …

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Rep. Elaine Luria, Retired Navy Commander and Freshman Lawmaker, On Her First Months in Congress

“Many House Armed Services Committee members speak from some kind of experience: they have a military base or major defense contractor in their district, or they or a family member have prior military service.” “Freshman Rep. Elaine Luria (D-Va.) has all of the above.” “Luria is a 20-year Navy veteran who was elected to Congress …

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