Rep. Dunn Wants Alabama Shipbuilder Investigated Over Alleged Ties to China

A member of the House Subcommittee on National Security, the Border, and Foreign Affairs said President Joe Biden’s administration should investigate a U.S. Navy vendor with alleged ties to a Chinese company.
“What I want to know is, are the Chinese weakening our Navy and Coast Guard from within?” Rep. Neal Dunn (R-Fla.) asked during a subcommittee hearing on May 11.
Dunn questioned Rear Adm. Thomas J. Anderson of the U.S. Navy’s Program Executive Office for Ships and Rear Adm. Casey Moton of the Program Executive Office, Unmanned and Small Combatants.
He said that the Mobile, Alabama-based Austal USA had taken a contract from a company in his district even though three of its executives have been indicted by the Department of Justice for fraud and its Australian parent company had close ties with a Chinese shipbuilder….

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