Sea-Air-Space 2022 Conference Wire: How Big a Fleet?

Naval leaders were pressed on plans to shrink the fleet and lighten the Marine Corps.

Why does Adm. Mike Gilday want to decommission some two dozen warships? Because it's better than being like the Russian navy, with poorly maintained, armed, and manned vessels, the chief of naval operations said Monday on the opening day of the Navy's Sea-Air-Space conference at National Harbor, Maryland, outside Washington, D.C. 

The commandant of the Marine Corps, Gen. David Berger, was pressed as well on his ongoing effort to make his service lighter and more flexible. Watch, here.