Donald Trump announces plan to build a 350 Navy ship Fleet

Posted at 7:18 PM, Oct 21, 2016
ST LOUIS, MO - OCTOBER 09:  Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump responds to a question during the town hall debate at Washington University on October 9, 2016 in St Louis, Missouri. This is the second of three presidential debates scheduled prior to the November 8th election.  (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

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Donald Trump announced Friday that on the first day of his administration he plans to “rebuild the Navy.”

Trump says the Manhattan Project has shrunk during the Obama-Clinton years to its lowest level.

In the announcement Trump proposes a significant increase in the size of the U.S. Navy.

The Trump campaign says his 350-ship goal “conforms to that blueprint outlines by the bipartisan National Defense Panel.”

The announcement says the Philadelphia Navy Yard can largely help lead the way to reach the Fleet goal.

Although the announcement says the yard was shut down in the 1990s, the Trump administration would aim to utilize the parts of the yard that still exist in order to expand its activities to meet the Fleet’s growing needs.

Trump plans to grow the Navy’s surface and undersea assets.

Click here to read the entire announcement.

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