It seems the hugely expensive DDG-1000/DD(X)/Zumwalt class destroyer is going to have its procurement halted at 2. You can see Robert Farley and the Danger Room for more on this, but I think it's a smart decision. The ship is an impressive weapons platform in search of a serious rationale at a time when the focus of the Navy's procurement budget needs to be on acquiring a sufficient number of ships to execute its core mission. It's only a shame that so much money has been sunk into this project already, money that could have been spent on more practical endeavors.
Matthew Yglesias is a former writer and editor at The Atlantic.