John Murtha does not think we're going to be able to skip building DDG-1000's in favor of nuclear cruisers, telling Defense Daily,
"The big problem we have if we do it without the design work, it costs a lot more than we anticipated in the first place," Murtha said. "As much as I'd like to see because of the fuel costs...I would guess that you won't see that happen."
BUT, he added that nuclear cruisers will happen at some point.
If John Murtha is involved, somewhere there's pork for his district.
Ummmmmm, nothing else :)