The Navy's new Littoral Combat Ship is likely to be the future of U.S. naval warfare despite 10 years of cost overruns, less-than-stellar reports from Pentagon weapons testers and procurement nightmares, according to this article. Its ability to move along shallow coastlines, its maneuverability and its lower price tag of $400 million compared with a $2 billion destroyer will ensure it a prominent place in the Navy fleet. "This ship is the right ship at the right time. We've got to prove it to all the naysayers," said undersecretary of the Navy Robert O. Work.

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