The US Navy is short of the munitions it would need to fight a war. Navy inventories of such items as mines, torpedoes, and air-to-air missiles is only half full, according to reliable sources. They say it may take $1 1/2 billion a year for five years to rectify the problem.
Congress is responsive: All administration requests for Navy munitions for fiscal 1981 were met. And Reagan is expected to pump new money into all the services.m