Tech in the News: Retired Admiral: Basic Training, Maintenance “Stretched” on U.S. Warships Overseas

James A. “Sandy” Winnefeld

Posted August 28, 2017

External Article: CBS News

An interview with James A. “Sandy” Winnefeld, Jr. on CBS’s Face the Nation was quoted in “Retired Admiral: Basic Training, Maintenance Stretched on U.S. Warships Overseas” in The Hill. Winnefeld is distinguished professor and CISTP senior fellow in the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs at Georgia Tech,

Excerpt:

Retired Adm. James Winnefeld said Sunday that basic training and maintenance is "stretched" on U.S. warships overseas.

During an interview on CBS's “Face The Nation,” he was asked about a memo that said two recent deadly naval collisions in the region are “not limited occurrences, but part of a disturbing trend of mishaps involving U.S. warships.”

“In the Pacific, it's a very unique situation. These are some of the most high-leverage naval forces that we have in the country,” he said.

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