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Rep. J. Randy Forbes, Virginia Republican, thinks the Navy's 10-year phased fleet modernization plan will leave the U.S. with too little military muscle in the Pacific. His amendment would deny the Navy authority to repair more than two ships at a time. (Associated Press)

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Rep. J. Randy Forbes, Virginia Republican, thinks the Navy's 10-year phased fleet modernization plan will leave the U.S. with too little military muscle in the Pacific. His amendment would deny the Navy authority to repair more than two ships at a time. (Associated Press)

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On May 5, the Navy's 7th Fleet command ship USS Blue Ridge encountered two Chinese warships near the disputed Scarborough Shoal. (U.S. Navy)

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On May 5, the Navy's 7th Fleet command ship USS Blue Ridge encountered two Chinese warships near the disputed Scarborough Shoal. (U.S. Navy)

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FILE - This March 23, 2014 file photo shows the U.S. Navy's Blue Angels flying over during the national anthem before the NASCAR Sprint Series auto race in Fontana, Calif. The Navy says a California-based officer, Capt. Gregory McWherter, has been relieved of duty because of unspecified alleged misconduct while he was commanding officer of the Blue Angels precision flying team(AP Photo/Alex Gallardo, File)

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FILE - This March 23, 2014 file photo shows the U.S. Navy's Blue Angels flying over during the national anthem before the NASCAR Sprint Series auto race in Fontana, Calif. The Navy says a California-based officer, Capt. Gregory McWherter, has been relieved of duty because of unspecified alleged misconduct while he was commanding officer of the Blue Angels precision flying team(AP Photo/Alex Gallardo, File)

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FILE: Fighter jets fly over U.S. destroyer in this Navy file photo.

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FILE: Fighter jets fly over U.S. destroyer in this Navy file photo.

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FILE - In this April 6, 2014, file photo, provided by the U.S. Coast Guard, sailors from the frigate USS Vandegrift assist in the rescue of the Kaufman family with a sick infant on the ship's small boat, as part of a joint U.S. Navy, Coast Guard and California Air National Guard rescue effort. None of the three federal agencies that helped rescue the ill 1-year-old, Lyra Kaufman, and her family from their broken down sailboat about 900 miles off Mexico's Pacific coast plan to seek reimbursement for the cost of the operation. Officials from the Navy, Coast Guard and California Air National Guard said Tuesday, April 8, 2014, they don't charge for search-and-rescue missions. "We don't want people in trouble at sea to hesitate to call for help for fear they'll be charged for assistance," said Lt. Anna Dixon of the 11th Coast Guard District, which oversaw the operation but did not send vessels or aircraft to the stranded sailboat. She said that helping at sea is a time-honored tradition and a requirement of international maritime convention. The Navy warship that picked up the family on Sunday is expected to reach San Diego on Wednesday. (AP Photo/U.S. Coast Guard, File)

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This undated photo released by the Mecklenburg (N.C.) County Sheriff's Office, shows Jeffrey Tyrone Savage, who, according to the Navy on Thursday, March 27, 2014, is the civilian who shot and killed a sailor aboard a guided-missile destroyer at the Naval Station Norfolk in Norfolk, Va., earlier this week. Savage was killed by Navy security forces aboard the USS Mahan on Monday, March 24, after he disarmed the ship's petty officer of the watch and used her gun to shoot Petty Officer 2nd Class Mark Mayo. (AP Photo/Mecklenburg (N.C.) County Sheriff's Office via The Virginian-Pilot)

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This undated photo released the Navy on Thursday, March 27, 2014, shows Jeffrey Tyrone Savage, who, according to Navy is the civilian who shot and killed a sailor aboard a guided-missile destroyer at the Naval Station Norfolk in Norfolk, Va., earlier this week. Savage was killed by Navy security forces aboard the USS Mahan on Monday, March 24, after he disarmed the ship's petty officer of the watch and used her gun to shoot Petty Officer 2nd Class Mark Mayo. (AP Photo/Navy)

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This undated photo released by the Mecklenburg (N.C.) County Sheriff's Office, shows Jeffrey Tyrone Savage, who, according to the Navy on Thursday, March 27, 2014, is the civilian who shot and killed a sailor aboard a guided-missile destroyer at the Naval Station Norfolk in Norfolk, Va., earlier this week. Savage was killed by Navy security forces aboard the USS Mahan on Monday, March 24, after he disarmed the ship's petty officer of the watch and used her gun to shoot Petty Officer 2nd Class Mark Mayo. (AP Photo/Mecklenburg (N.C.) County Sheriff's Office via The Virginian-Pilot)

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This undated photo released by the Mecklenburg (N.C.) County Sheriff's Office, shows Jeffrey Tyrone Savage, who, according to the Navy on Thursday, March 27, 2014, is the civilian who shot and killed a sailor aboard a guided-missile destroyer at the Naval Station Norfolk in Norfolk, Va., earlier this week. Savage was killed by Navy security forces aboard the USS Mahan on Monday, March 24, after he disarmed the ship's petty officer of the watch and used her gun to shoot Petty Officer 2nd Class Mark Mayo. (AP Photo/Mecklenburg (N.C.) County Sheriff's Office via The Virginian-Pilot)