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2016 elections: Navy Secretary Ray Mabus fires back at GOP
WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 17: (L-R) Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus, Vice Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Michelle Howard, Commandant of the Marine Corps Gen. Joseph Dunford testify before the House Armed Services Committee about the FY2016 National Defense Authorization Budget Request in the Rayburn House Office Building on Capitol Hill March 17, 2015 in Washington, DC. All of the service chiefs and the military secretaries warned the committee that the budget cutting measure called 'sequestration' will continue to adversley affect military rediness and put American lives at risk at home and abroad. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

2016 elections: Navy Secretary Ray Mabus fires back at GOP

Navy Secretary Ray Mabus wants to torpedo all the talk about a shrinking U.S. battle fleet.

Republican presidential candidates are pushing a “narrative,” Mabus said, that President Barack Obama has weakened the military and, in particular, the Navy, at a time of growing demands on American power around the world.

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