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Navy, Marines leaders hit back at critics of force transformation plans

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Critics of the Navy and Marine Corps’ transformation plans are advocating for forces that would be ineffective and unprepared to meet future warfighting requirements, the services’ top officers suggested Monday. Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle have slammed the Navy’s fiscal 2023 budget request released last week. It calls for decommissioning 24 ships and buying nine new ones. Doing so would reduce the battle force to about 280 ships,…